August 13, 2014

The Case for Helping the Kurds

Fred Kaplan, Slate

The Associated Press

It’s clear for lots of reasons—political, economic, strategic, electoral, opportunistic, moral, and simply sensible, to name a few—that President Obama has no desire to get drawn back into the Iraq war. So why is he bombing Islamist insurgents in the Kurdish region of Iraq and saying he might keep doing so for months? Because what he’s doing has nothing to do with getting drawn back into the Iraq war.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Kurdistan, Kurds

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