posted on Apr, 11 2003 @ 08:10 AM
When it came down to the 2nd UN resolution it was clear that the US would attack anyway. France, Germany still had a chance to say "yeah, ok then,
we'll help" but decided not to, and blocked the 2nd resolution very effectively (taking the swing votes with them).
If this was about Iraqi oil contracts this makes no sense.
Interesting thought that it might be about getting Iraq back onto the dollar with their oil... that certainly would be a lose,lose situation for
Europe, I guess we'll have to see what happens to the currencies.
But I don't think that issue would be a problem for Russia, Syria, the whole of the Middle East, China, or any of the other countries that opposed
this war... i.e. it's still perfectly plausible that Chirac was just against this war because he doesn't want to see a rampant American state taking
the fight to any country it doesn't like all over the world. This preventative war doctrine is a very dangerous principle...