Wednesday, June 15, 2005
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Activating the Kurdish SEP field
Continuing the theme from my last post is this story by Steve Fainaru and Anthony Shadid in the Washington Post about what's going on in Kirkuk:
posted by Dan on 06.15.05 at 12:23 AM
If Washington cannot control Kurdish maximalist demands and things like this, US forces will have to stay in Iraq for years and thousands more will die.posted by: bahadir on 06.15.05 at 12:23 AM [permalink]
Complaints about "exacerbating ethnic tensions" in Kirkuk beg the question. The tensions exist because of steps taken by the prior government to advantage Arabs and Turkmen at the expense of local Kurds. Demanding that Kurds forget all about this does not appear likely to produce success.
We cannot resolve the Kirkuk issue, but it might help if we faced it squarely, recognizing history did not begin yesterday and that "tensions" do not materialize out thin air.posted by: Zathras on 06.15.05 at 12:23 AM [permalink]
recognizing history is something GW does badly.
I sort of wish the civil war would get going so we can get it over with. The division of Iraq has been predictable since before the invasion. Why don't we just get on with it? I have a terrible feeling the reality will be an agonizing and long slide into war.posted by: exclab on 06.15.05 at 12:23 AM [permalink]
"Don't shoot or I'll shoot the nigger!"
"IRAQ: The Sunni Arabs Have a Plan That May Workposted by: Tom Holsinger on 06.15.05 at 12:23 AM [permalink]
Point of Order. It's the 116th Cav. BCT is Big Army same-same Army-of-One crazy talk. Show some respect, Drez. and mount up.posted by: Tommy G on 06.15.05 at 12:23 AM [permalink]
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