Mark has some really important reading about what's going on in Iraq and Kurdistand. It's important to try to keep this part of the war in mind, for all the reasons in the articles he mentions. But this is my favorite part:
I'll bet that the foreign ministry in Tel Aviv is ready to widdle itself with fuss about this and there's absolutely nothing they can do about it. Managing to drive your ally in Ankara into Tehran's eager embrace has got to rank as one of the most astounding diplomatic "achievements" of all time.
Lately, I'm given to ask: when did world leaders get so fucking stupid?