How powerful is Ray Hunt? In 2008 in a deal the State Department thought could undermine both American foreign policy and the Iraqi central government, Hunt Oil insisted on signing a drilling deal with the government of Kurdistan. President George W. Bush, an old Hunt confidant, sat on his hands — the presidential equivalent of jumping.
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