Response to Iraq is a trial run
France does have a large economic interest in Iraq. Both France and Russia had an oil research deal with Iraq that had the potential to be very, very, profitable.
I've forgotten the exact figures but I think I might have posted something about it when I heard about it so it might be back there somewhere, maybe not.
The vultures will be swooping over the liberated Iraq again soon and time will show what all these countries who claimed to believe in democracy were really all about.
Even the celebrating Iraqis know that they won't be seeing any profit from the oil. They are just glad to be rid of Saddam. They know that they, in effect, have been taken over.
Created By: Garret Shanley