Git wrote:Phil_Giordana_FCD wrote:Git wrote:Phil_Giordana_FCD wrote:rayshul wrote:
That was during the Bush era though.
Might explain quite a lot. It's important to note that Europe has a very large population of Mediterranean immigrants, second, third and now fourth generation, and the majority of this population was very hostile to Gulf War II. It has even been speculated that the main reason for Chirac refusing to enter the conflict alongside the US and other allies was to avoid outrage and riots from these populations
I thought it was mainly to do with Chirac being up Saddam's arsehole (re. the "O-Chirac" reactor, and France's massive oil deals they had signed with Saddam)
Could be that, of course. France is not exactly the most honest (read: fucking corrupt) when it comes to government businesses and bullshit. I wouldn't be surprised at all. But frankly, I'm just happy we didn't go.
I was sad that you didn't.
But then I think that genocidal fascist tyrants are a bad thing, unlike Chirac.
Funny, we don't have a problem with them in general. IN fact, the US seems to rather like them. As long as they know whose ass to kiss.
The list of genocidal fascist tyrants the US has propped up, installed or ignored is a long list indeed. In fact, you know who's on it?
Saddam. Because we helped put him in power, and then gave him aid when he was fighting Iran. Why?
BECAUSE THE US IS FUCKING STUPID THAT WAY.