Once again, with the French, it is all about the oil:
Worried it could be shut out of business deals in postwar Iraq (news – web sites), France is drawing up plans to win French companies access to lucrative oil and reconstruction contracts, officials said Tuesday.
The government is determined that French companies will be part of rebuilding Iraq, despite President Jacques Chirac’s vigorous opposition to the war, a Finance Ministry official said.
When hell freezes over.
Chirac has warned that France would vote against any U.N. Security Council resolution that would give “the American and British belligerents the right to administer Iraq.”
How do you say “Who cares what you think, asshole?” in French?