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Neocon War Architect to Reap Huge Profits from Iraq's Oil

Despite its devastating security, human, and financial costs on the United States, the Iraq war continues to pay off for the architects.
 
 
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In March 2003, weeks after the invasion of Iraq, war architect Richard Perle resigned from his position on the Defense Policy Board in an attempt to "defuse a controversy over charges he stood to profit from the war in Iraq."

But that hasn't stopped Perle from continuing to seek profit from the war. Citing documents and people close to the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reports today that Perle "has been exploring going into the oil business in Iraq and Kazakhstan. One of the oil tracts, near the Kurdish city of Erbil, "is estimated to hold 150 million or more barrels of oil, would potentially be operated by Houston-based Endeavour International":