A post by Maynard
As Tammy noted, French President Jacques Chirac has called for suspension of UN sanctions against Iran.
In this 1975 photo, a younger Chirac (far right) shows Saddam Hussein a French nuclear reactor. Chirac was integral in building the relationship that culminated in France constructing the Tammuz 1 reactor for Saddam. That reactor was destroyed by Israel in a bombing raid in 1981 (codenamed Operation Opera), for which the world pretty much unanimously condemned Israel. It’s now acknowledged that Israel’s action was a big setback for Iraq’s clandestine pursuit of the bomb, and that Israel did the world a huge favor.
So Saddam is now in the dock, but Chirac is still up to his old tricks.