May 9, 2008

LIKE HEZBOLLAHSTAN, IT WILL BE INDEPENDENT (via Jim Yates):

As Baghdad grapples with Sadr City, Iraqi Kurdistan busily builds 'Dream City': The Kurdistan Regional Government is briskly pursuing oil and gas contracts and economic development, a drive that is chafing Iraq's central government in Baghdad. (Sam Dagher, 5/07/08, The Christian Science Monitor)

But as the government of this semiautonomous region, home to about 4.5 million people, forges ahead with its ambitions to transform this long deprived part of Iraq, it must maneuver through many external and internal challenges.

For average Iraqis, and some in the central government, Iraqi Kurdistan's actions are nothing short of its efforts to lay the foundations for independence. In many neighboring countries, particularly Turkey, which is waging a war with its own separatist Kurdish rebels, sometimes in Iraqi Kurdistan, this is cause for alarm.


They're Kurds, not Turks or Iraqis.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 9, 2008 7:33 AM
Comments

"forges ahead with its ambitions to transform this long deprived part of Iraq, it must maneuver through many external and internal challenges"

There is a lesson here for Hezbollah. If only western pseudo intellectuals (some even make an appearance in the blogosphere) would try and not excuse terroist behavior.

Posted by: h-man at May 9, 2008 10:30 AM

The lesson is you're only a terrorist if we say you are.

Posted by: oj at May 9, 2008 1:12 PM
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