Last Wednesday, Fox New’s John Gibson marked the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War with another stab at France:
Remember, France had been bought off with oil for food billions and Jacques Chirac was trying to rehab Saddam and reintroduce him to the world as a proper national leader in charge of a supposedly well-behaved Iraq.
Fact is Jacques Chirac was never involved, nor mentioned in any Oil for Food Programme investigations. The only politicians formally investigated were Charles Pasqua and Bernard Guillet. On the other hand, it has been reported that the American government was aware of the scandal and chose not to reveal nor prevent the transactions as they benefited two US allies: Turkey and Jordan.
Note: John Gibson achieved notorious fame for his quip over the 2012 Olympics:
By the way, just wanted to tell you people, we missed — the International Olympic Committee missed a golden opportunity today. If they had picked France, if they had picked France instead of London to hold the Olympics, it would have been the one time we could look forward to where we didn’t worry about terrorism. They’d blow up Paris, and who cares? – John Gibson, July 6 2005
Thank you to G.