According to a State Dept. cable from Iraq, and despite the U.S. Embassy's warnings, the oil company of a George W. Bush intelligence adviser signed a Kurdish oil deal knowing the field was in disputed territory.

Hunt Oil knew KRG oil deal in disputed territory

Hunt Oil knew KRG oil deal in disputed territory
Hunt Oil officials David McDonald and Mark Aertker (center left and right) survey the area around Ain Sifne in 2007 after the company signed a production sharing contract with the Kurdistan Regional Government. A new U.S. State Department cable released by Wikileaks says the area falls outside the KRG boundaries. (CHERYL DIAZ MEYER/Dallas Morning News)

Dallas-based Hunt Oil Co., whose owner was an adviser to President George. W. Bush and a top fundraiser, knowingly signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for a swath of land that lies outside the KRG's territory and remains a flashpoint of ethnic disputes, according to a U.S. State Department cable.The cable, dated Sept. 12, 2007 and made public by Wikileaks, also detailed official warnings from the U.S. government that the contract, regard...

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