posted on Apr, 4 2004 @ 10:17 PM
Just released today, it seems that the same 25,000-word document that is soon to be released by Vanity Fair
Bush and Blair made secret pact for Iraq war
Details of this extraordinary conversation will be published this week in a 25,000-word article on the path to war with Iraq in the May issue
of the American magazine Vanity Fair.
.....mentions that France offered the US a "surprise compromise":
The French government offered a surprise compromise to the US president, George Bush, in the run-up to the war in Iraq, according to a detailed
investigation published in Vanity Fair this week.
The report undermines the public perception of France standing resolutely against the US and Britain in the United Nations security council as the two
countries tried to win a second resolution in support of war.
Further on in the article:
France 'sought secret UN deal' in bid to avert row
Instead, the two said that the first resolution on Iraq, 1441, passed the previous year, provided enough legal cover for war and that France
would keep quiet if the US went to war on that basis.
The deal would suit the French by maintaining its "good cop" status in the Arab world and safeguarding Franco-US relations.
Wow. Seems to correspond with this report (below)further indicating and undermining France's ambiguous nature, in regards to Iraq:
The French War For Oil
[Edited on 4-4-2004 by Seekerof]