BBC NEWS | Europe | Ex-minister denies Iraq oil claim:

“Former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua has denied claims that he received gifts from Saddam Hussein in return for supporting his regime.

Mr Pasqua rubbished recent reports in Iraqi newspaper al-Mada, saying he had ‘never received anything from Saddam Hussein, neither petrol nor money’.

The paper printed a list of foreigners who, it says, received oil coupons for backing an end to sanctions.”

And the Democrats think we were going to be able to get these slimeballs to the table, and t pony up with funds and troups?
Yeah, right.