Iraq bought 9.2 percent of its imports from West Germany. Italy and France each accounted for about 7.5 percent.<quoted text>
You're full of crap as usual Carol. The reason both countries were opposed to the war was that they knew the ultimate costs involved in occupying other countries in both treasure and lives. France was especially cognizant of the folly of engaging in an occupation of a Muslim country following their war in Algeria.
German intelligence was also aware that the Bush administration was relying on information of unreliable sources and fabricators including Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi aka "Curveball" who admitted that he lied about Iraq's WMD.
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The United Nations didn't lie about anything pea brain and the CIA was unable to verify claims of WMD because they didn't exist.
The only one lying here is you.
Brazil was the main destination of Iraqi exports, accounting for 17.7 percent of the total. France was second with 13 percent, followed by Italy with 11 percent.
Union-Tribune San Diego - French, German and Russian opposition to the war in Iraq was not based on some high-minded principle or another.
It was all about Iraqi dinars. They had huge investments in Saddam's regime. And they did not want the United States to oust him from power until they were repaid.
Indeed, France was owed $3 billion by Saddam; Germany $2.4 billion. Russia was owed $3.4 billion and claimed a whopping $52 billion in pending contract obligations with Baghdad.
Little wonder Paris, Berlin and Moscow were not especially concerned that Saddam had brazenly flouted U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441.
Either you believe it or you don't. But I would suggest doing a little more research before confirming or denying it.