It's a lot easier to understand why we don't have the coalition Kerry still seems to hope for in Iraq when you've been following the UN Oil-for-Food scam story. The lead:
"Saddam Hussein used a U.N. humanitarian program to pay $1.78 billion to French government officials, businessmen and journalists in a bid to have sanctions removed and U.S. policies opposed, according to a CIA report made public yesterday."
That's a lot of money, but enough to sell the free world down the river? Hmm. Starting to wonder if France was ever really our ally.