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France briefed Iraq on war: report

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  1. ahadams

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    http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6344726^1702,00.html

    France briefed Iraq on war: report
    April 27, 2003

    FRANCE gave Saddam Hussein's regime regular reports on its dealings with US officials, The Sunday Times reported, quoting files it had found in the wreckage of the Iraqi foreign ministry.

    The conservative British weekly said the information kept Saddam abreast of every development in US planning and may have helped him to prepare for war.

    One report warned of a US "attempt to involve Iraq with terrorism" as "cover for an attack on Iraq", according to The Sunday Times.

    Another, dated September 25, 2001, from Naji Sabri, the Iraqi foreign minister, to Saddam's palace, was based on a briefing from the French ambassador in Baghdad and covered talks between presidents Jacques Chirac and US President George W Bush.

    Chirac was said to have been told that the US was "100 per cent certain Osama bin Laden was behind the September 11 attacks and that the answer of the United States would be decisive".
     
  2. Ledbetter

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    Add to list of oxymorons

    "French Allies."

    Have we returned their missiles to them yet?
     
  3. Tag

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    good call Ledbetter
     
  4. Sleeping Dog

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    Now, if we can just get the French to give military advice to N Korea and Syria ... :)

    Regards.
     
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    Maybe the French helped the Iraqi soldiers learn how to say "I surrender."
     
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