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  •  In the first place (4.00)
    Who are we to decide what the country should look like. In the second place Turkey will not allow an independent kurdistan because they fear an uprising among the Kurds in Turkey. In the third place the largest oil fields are in Kurdistan. Allowing Kurdistan to become an independent entity would deprive the rest of Iraq of a major source of income, which they desperately need at this time.    

    You know you're in trouble, when you've got to ask Dick Cheney to "cheer up" the voters.

    by amsterdam on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 09:26:09 AM PST

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    •  We are going to decide the future of Iraq (none)
      one way or another.  Period.  We could leave a small force in Kurdistan to guarantee the peace--"peacekeepers"?  Then, for the most part, everyone else goes home.  In a few years, after Turkey accepts how things are, we take them home too.  The multistate solution is doable with a little thought and definitely preferrable to the current situation.  Just have to think instead of swallowing everything you read in the IR columns.

      To his virtues be very kind, to his vices, very blind. moralquestionsblog.com

      by Descrates on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 09:30:17 AM PST

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      •  Turkey is a nato partner (none)
        And I don't believe the current adminstration has the diplomatic skills to pull it off.

        The Turks have been prety good at fighting of US bulying. This is a very sensitive isue with Turkey.      

        And what will happen to shi's? they probably will realign themselves with Iran. I don't think that is the solution this adminstration is looking for.    

        You know you're in trouble, when you've got to ask Dick Cheney to "cheer up" the voters.

        by amsterdam on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 10:09:19 AM PST

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