The Axis of Weasels, the countries that attempted to prevent the removal of the Hussein regime in Iraq were on the receiving end of Iraq oil bribes. The independent Baghdad newspaper al-Mada published a list of 46 individuals, companies, and organizations were given millions of barrels of oil as a bribe to try to save Hussein’s tyrannical regime. al-Mada bases this claim on documents recovered at the Iraqi oil ministry.
Al-Jazeera sur SeineLe Monde has more on these allegations (link in French. Google translation here).
As one British diplomat said, "oil runs thicker than blood" and indeed it appears that the French, the Russians, China, and others were willing to take bribes from a bloodthirsty tyrant for oil. So much for the idea of a principled stand against war and the US’s war being about trading blood for oil.