Diplomat's Interests in Kurdish Oil Raise Conflict of Interest Questions

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Peter Galbraith is a former American diplomat, who has pushed hard for the province of Kurdistan to be as independent as possible from Iraq's central government. After the US invasion, he helped draw up a new Iraqi constitution and advocated that the Kurds have full control over newly discovered oil. Now it develops that, at the same time, he had an agreement with a Norwegian oil company that struck oil in Kurdistan, a fact he never disclosed until investigative reporters asked him about it this week. Was there a conflict of interest?




Warren Olney