This video from the USA says about itself:
Bush’s buddy’s oil deal destroys revenue sharing agreement in Iraq.
Rachel Maddow speaks on Count Down about Hunt Oil’s ties to Bush and effects on Iraq.
By David Walsh in the USA:
Bush administration encouraged oil deal in Kurdistan, undermining Iraqi “national unity”
4 July 2008
The Bush administration publicly criticized a deal made between Hunt Oil of Dallas, Texas and the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq last September for supposedly undermining Iraqi “national unity,” while privately officials were facilitating the oil firm’s activities, documents released this week by the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform reveal.
Hunt Oil, whose chief executive Ray Hunt has been a major backer of George W. Bush, signed the agreement with the Kurdish government on September 8, 2007 to explore and develop oilfields in the region.
No national law on the division of oil revenues had been passed at the time (and still has not been), and the agreement outraged Iraqi government officials fearful that Baghdad would be cut out of its share of lucrative oil profits by such arrangements and that the country might well break up under centrifugal pressures. At the time Iraq’s oil minister, Hussein al-Shahristani, called the deal “illegal.”
See also here.
Naomi Klein on Iraqi oil: here.
Rising oil prices: here.
McClellan: Iraq’s Oil ‘Certainly Played Heavily’ In Cheney’s Desire To Launch War: here.
US election: Obama denies flip-flop over policy on Iraq withdrawal: here.