WRONG ALLIES

WRONG ALLIES: It looks like we’ve sold the Kurds down the river–again. In exchange for belated overflight rights that we no longer particularly need, we’ve allowed the Turks to invade the Kurd territory in northern Iraq that we’ve been protecting, via Operation Provide Comfort and Operation Northern Watch, since the end of the first Gulf War. Considering that we’re going to war, at least partly, to rid the Iraqi people of tyranny, one would hope we’d treat the Kurds better.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.