Wednesday, December 26, 2007

With Allies Like Us the Kurds Don't Need the Turks

  • We justified invading Iraq because Saddam gassed the Kurds in 1988 (even though Bush I tacitly approved of Saddam's actions and fought measures to sanction him).
  • We allow Turkish planes to cross over into Iraq during our occupation and bomb Kurds (which weakens the Kurds, empowers the Iraqi Shi'ites and Sunnis, and entrenches us the main brokers in the region).
  • And yet, how dare we even judge the Iraq War cynically as a fool's errand and black hole designed to swallow money and American lives in the name of bolstering whiffing American influence in the region.

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