13 October 2008

French Finally Decide to Liberate Iraq...

...from American arms suppliers!

We noted earlier that the French are investigating some shady arms dealing in Africa. Now, it seems the French want to start shipping lawyers, guns, and money (not necessarily in that order) to Iraq, whose liberation the French steadfastly opposed in 2003:
France, which famously opposed the Iraq war, is in talks to resume sales of military equipment to Baghdad for the first time in nearly two decades, French and Iraqi officials say.
This means that France, a major global arms vendor and once a key supplier to ex-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, is maneuvering back into a lucrative military market that the United States has dominated since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The officials say French merchandise now on offer includes helicopters and spare parts for weaponry that France sold Iraq back in the 1980s.

By: Brant

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