Jamie Glazov has a good interview of Kenneth Timmerman on FrontPage regarding the case he makes in his new book The French Betrayal of America: “Chirac’s war for oil.” Here’s one of the points Timmerman makes:
erstwhile foreign minister, Dominique de Villepin, around the world to buy votes against America at the United nations. Chirac was determined to maintain Saddam Hussein in power so that two extraordinarily lucrative oil contracts, negotiated by the French, could go into effect. Very little has been written about this until now.
The deals were negotiated separately by CFP Total and by Elf Aquitaine during the mid to late 1990s. At the time, both companies were state-controlled. They have since been privatized and combined into the world