January 7, 2010

THERE IS NO IRAQ:

With US support, a brighter future beckons for the Kurds (Gareth Stansfield, 7 January 2010, Independent)

[O]nce again since 2003, US interests have coincided with Kurdish expectations. Needing elections to take place early in 2010 in order to maintain some semblance of normality in Iraq, the US desperately needed the Kurds to support the passing of the elections law. This they did and Barzani duly received a visit from Robert Gates and spoke with Biden and Obama. The statements that followed made a perfect Christmas present for the Kurds – unequivocal support on the disputed territories and oil questions, and a clear attempt to calm Kurdish leaders' nerves with affirmations of support.

This does not mean independence for the Kurds.


Of course it does.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 7, 2010 3:17 PM
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