A backdoor out of Iraq?

I’m not sure about you, but the resolution that passed out of the US House Foreign Affairs committee yesterday regarding the sensitive issue of  genocide/war (depending on who’s side you’re on)  in Armenia just seems odd.  Without regard to my own political beliefs, this seems like a strange time to bring this issue up regardless of what party you support in US politics.

On the surface it seems like the United States is getting involved in a dispute over something that happened nearly 100 years ago and in reference to something I think the US was not involved in.  While it’s not good that people died for whatever reason, why are we bringing this up nearly a century later?

I believe that since the Democrats in the US House are trying to figure out how to bring the troops home, they figure making Turkey mad at us might force us to have to engage in a massive logistical change that will ultimately short-circuit the mission in Iraq.   I’m thinking their thought is that if the US makes Turkey angry enough, the Turks will suspend our permission to carry material through their territory.  If we can’t get stuff through Turkey, we’ll have to bring everyone home.

What do you think?

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3 Responses to “A backdoor out of Iraq?”

  1. I think you may be on to something. The only peaceful part of Iraq is about to explode. The only way for peace is to divide Iraq into three parts. The northwest corner to Turkey the east half to Iran and the area around the south central area to the new country of Babylon. Iran should change its name back to Persia. We should get out and stay out of the Middle East.

  2. Actually, you wouldn’t want to give the northern part to Turkey, it would make a different problem *MUCH* worse.

    The Turks are on the verge of doing the same thing to the Kurds that they did to the Armenians. Throwing the Kurdish part of Iraq into Turkey would be inadvisable.

  3. Those damn Kurds are always in the whey!!

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