Total S.A. had assets of $205 billion last year. Not exactly small fry (Compare the mighty ConocoPhilips with $153 billion; Chevron had $209 B).
The leftist narrative about "blood for oil" is simply dumb and offensive. It doesn't match any reality "before", "during" or "after".
As you could notice, I am not defending the war - quite the opposite. But can we, please, dispose of the populist myths that cannot survive even a most casual encounter with facts?