Thursday, April 12, 2007

The beginning of the end of Kurdistan?

The one part of Iraq that is self-governing with success is the Kurdish area of Northern Iraq. Today, the Turkish government launched a regional offensive against the Kurds in southeast Turkey, and according to this story, they may be planning to cross the border into Iraq.

The time has come for the U.S. to reckon with Turkey about the future of Kurdistan. If we are to salvage any humanitarian benefits from this disasterous war, it will be the creation of a Kurdish state -- whether independent or part of Iraq -- that provides the world's largest stateless people a government of their own. Turkey cannot be allowed to threaten the stability of Northern Iraq.


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