Monday, August 14, 2006

Media ferrets out real news (Part 1)

Kudos to the Associated Press for noting that not just Turkey, but Iran too, is massing troops along the border of northern Iraq to try to keep Kurdish separatist movements in check. It sums up the situation -- and implicitly, the potential for $200-a-barrel oil -- thus:

That has left the United States in a quandary. If U.S. forces take action, they risk alienating Iraqi Kurds, the most pro-American group in the region. And if they don’t, they risk increased tensions – and possibly worse – with two powerful rivals.

Granted, the Kurdish situation has been festering for quite some time. But anytime my profession gives it the attention it deserves, I'll give reporters the credit they deserve.


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