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Another delightful fallout of our stroll into Iraq

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Nov 1, 2007 at 11:47

Bush actually went out of our way to get blood on our hands on this one.

A wussy, democratic, federal Iraq (our pointless AND unattainable goal there) would never be tough enough to stand up to a Turkey lusting to pound the Kurds (especially as the PKK/PDK/PUK have been asking for it.

A tough, Shiite-dominated Iraq (the real future, beginning pretty quickly after we withdraw, whenever that is) may -- in alliance with Iran -- hold Turkey out of Kurdistan so the Shiites can do their own ethnic cleansing there.

It is an ugly region full of bloodthirsty Moslems that hate each other (so far, so good) but when we go in there and change anything, we get splattered with some of the opprobrium for what happens.

I am cynical, but I do not want any their blood on our hands -- even though when they kill each other I'm otherwise happy, given unhappy facts I can't change.

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