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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">(T)here is a distinct possibility that a French court might indict U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, on charges of bribery, money laundering and misuse of corporate assets.<br><br>
The issue involves a $6 billion gas liquification factory, built in Nigeria on behalf of oil mammoth Shell by Halliburton - the company Cheney headed before becoming Vice President - and in partnership with Technip, a large French petroengineering company. The story says Judge Renaud van Ruymbeke, a renowned French jurist, has been probing the Nigeria deal since last October.<br><br>
According to accounts in the French press, it says, Judge van Ruymbeke believes that some or all of $180 million in so-called secret "retrocommissions" paid by Halliburton and Technip were, in fact, bribes given to Nigerian officials and others to grease the wheels for the refinery's construction.</td>
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Can any of our French speakers confirm or deny this attempt to malign America's favorite ex-Boy Scout?<br><br><a href="http://www.freemarketnews.com/Feedback.asp?nid=644" target="_blank">http://www.freemarketnews.com/Feedback.asp?nid=644</a>
 

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Here's to France. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/moon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="moon"> Considering their involvement in the UN for oil scandal, perhaps they should clean up their own backyard.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Here's to France. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/moon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="moon"> Considering their involvement in the UN for oil scandal, perhaps they should clean up their own backyard.</div>
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I assume you're also for the US cleaning up their own backyard as well in the Oil for Food scandal?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/moon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="moon"><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051027/ap_on_re_mi_ea/un_oil_for_food" target="_blank">becca this just in.....click and read</a><br><br>
More than 2200 companies involved with the scandal, including cough cough, american companies.<br><br>
Sadie - I don't know why this surprises you. Didn't you hear? America and Americans are so arrogant we actually believe we were the best country to exist in ALL OF HISTORY!!!
 

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If my neighbors throw trash over the fence I complain.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Sadie - I don't know why this surprises you. Didn't you hear? America and Americans are so arrogant we actually believe we were the best country to exist in ALL OF HISTORY!!!</div>
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Not surprised, just amused.<br><br>
Those dastardly french!<br><br>
(my roomie is french) (everything that goes wrong in our house is her fault)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not surprised, just amused.<br><br>
Those dastardly french!<br><br>
(my roomie is french) (everything that goes wrong in our house is her fault)</div>
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Oh good. Can I blame everything that goes wrong in our house on her too?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> sure! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I don't think America has ever been able to forgive the French for the Maginot Line. When really everyone should be made at Belgium for telling the Nazis, "Oh you want to go around the line, sure we remember what happened in WWI, just come right through."<br><br>
But then probably the US would be madder at Belgium if they even knew Belgium existed. After all they aren't actually French Fries, the Belgians invented them, it's Belgian Fries. Oh and French Toast? That name comes from a guy with the last name of French in a diner in upstate NY, I believe.<br><br>
Bill O'Reilly wants to bomb France. And frankly my enemy's enemy is my friend, so I love France. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>lisalou</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't think America has ever been able to forgive the French for the Maginot Line. When really everyone should be made at Belgium for telling the Nazis, "Oh you want to go around the line, sure we remember what happened in WWI, just come right through."<br><br>
But then probably the US would be madder at Belgium if they even knew Belgium existed. After all they aren't actually French Fries, the Belgians invented them, it's Belgian Fries. Oh and French Toast? That name comes from a guy with the last name of French in a diner in upstate NY, I believe.<br><br>
Bill O'Reilly wants to bomb France. And frankly my enemy's enemy is my friend, so I love France. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> You made my day.
 

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I did a quick search on the Le Monde website, nothing about it in the past month. I searched Dick Cheney, all links mostly about Plame, Halliburton - contracts on New Orleans. Halliburton and Nigeria, nothing.<br><br>
I feel like there was talk about this some time ago.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>lisalou</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">But then probably the US would be madder at Belgium if they even knew Belgium existed. After all they aren't actually French Fries, the Belgians invented them, it's Belgian Fries. Oh and French Toast? That name comes from a guy with the last name of French in a diner in upstate NY, I believe.<br><br>
Bill O'Reilly wants to bomb France. And frankly my enemy's enemy is my friend, so I love France. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"></div>
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ITA... and ,mmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Belgian fries.... the BEST by far... mmmmmmm you just made me check Orbitz for flight prices...<br><br>
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