Kurdish Terrorists Kill Turkish Soldiers

October 22, 2007 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Bush Administration, corruption, Foreign Policy, Iran, Iraq, Terrorism, Turkey, War | 4 Comments

So Turkey wants to invade Iraq to kill or capture those who killed its soldiers. Sounds like a fairly reasonable demand, seeing that Kurdish terrorists are killing Turks. I mean, don’t we find any excuse possible to want to attack Iran?

But no, the Bush administration is urging Turkey to restrain its activities:

The United States continued efforts today to steer Turkey away from a military incursion into northern Iraq, after a cross-border raid by Kurdish rebels on Sunday killed 17 Turkish soldiers and raised the prospect of an escalating conflict.

The State Department is great at highlighting our own hypocrisy and I’ll let Mr. McCormack do the talking:

As tension increased in Turkey and scattered groups of protesters gathered to demand retaliation, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the U.S. had opened what he called a “full-court press” to keep the situation from deteriorating.

“We want to see an outcome where you have the Turks and the Iraqis working together, and we will do what we can to resolve the issue without a Turkish cross-border incursion,” McCormack said.

Huh, let’s change those words just slightly and see if it makes any sense:

“We want to see an outcome where you have the Turks Americans and the Iraqis Iranians working together, and we will do what we can to resolve the issue without a Turkish American cross-border incursion [into Iran],” McCormack said.

Makes good sense to me. Doesn’t it to you?

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  1. I think the Bush administration is stuck in Nationbuilding 101, and what we need here is a PhD thesis. It is not a simple matter dealing with Turkish Kurd, Iraqi Kurd, Iraqi, Syrian politics now is it?

  2. hi Rob,

    No certainly it requires more knowledge and expertise than this administration has in its bag.

  3. Hi Dan, I’ve added your blog to my fav blogs list right next to Wonkette. Mmmmm wonkette. Don’t disappoint me Brother.

  4. wow, the pressure. I highly doubt I could be in the same league as Wonkette, but I’ll give it my best. 🙂


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