It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
As significant as the deal itself is the identity of the company involved. Ray Hunt, the CEO and president of privately held Hunt Oil, is a close confidant of President Bush and a prominent figure in the US political and intelligence establishment.
Hussain al-Shahristani, the Iraqi oil minister in the Maliki cabinet, denounced the agreement, saying, “Any oil deal has no standing as far as the government of Iraq is concerned. All these contracts have to be approved by the Federal Authority before they are legal. This [contract] was not presented for approval. It has no standing.”
Originally posted by marg6043
Give it up Iraqis, don’t you get it, that is why you have been invaded for, or you will get another regime change
U.S. officials criticize Hunt Oil's Iraq deal
Hunt's deal also has come under fire in Washington, where Rep. Dennis Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat and presidential candidate, has called for an investigation and highlighted the ties between the Bush administration and company Chairman Ray L. Hunt. Hunt is a director of Halliburton, where Vice President Dick Cheney once served as president, was a key fundraiser for President Bush and serves on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.