By now, most of you have probably heard about Senator Brownback’s plan to separate the squabbling Iraqi children.
“…We’ve got to put forward now a political plan,” Brownback said. “It’s about getting the situation to a point that we can turn it over to Iraqis and then us pull back from the front of the line. That’s why I’m putting forward tomorrow a bill — and this would be about a three-state solution in Iraq — a Kurdish state, a Sunni state, a Shi’a state — with Baghdad as the federal city, in a loose, weak, federated system, oil revenues equally divided, and it’s a bipartisan bill. We will have bipartisan support. We’ve got to pull together here to win over there.”
I, for one, wholeheartedly endorse such an endeavor. Doing this will defang the coiled Iraqi serpent for ever. It will reward our gallant Kurdish allies, while punishing the greedy, selfish, unspeakably fanatical Shiites. The Sunnis will attain power in their sphere without the accompanying war of genocidal extermination so many liberals had been whining about for so long. What’s to lose?
I realize that Turkey might look askance at a nascent Kurdish state. Then again, so would Iran; and if angering a friend is what it takes to anger an enemy, I’m all for it. Moreover, Turkey wants admission to the EU more than anything else on Earth; another invasion of Kurdistan will do wonders for ensuring that their Thracian province fails to win them membership. Forced to choose between their Kurdish area, which wins them a separatist guerrilla war, and their Thracian area, which wins them EU membership, I think Turkey will make the sensible decision.
I realize that not everyone will approve of this plan. Those with an interest in ongoing violence, such as Baathists, Qaedists, and Americans who profit from taking anti-war positions will likely oppose it. To them, I think we should all say, “You are the enemy. You hate America, you hate Iraq, and you hate freedom. We will not listen to your proposals or your plans. Go away.” Our task is to move forward, not appease dead-enders. Freedom is coming to the people of Iraq. And freedom is coming to the people of the Middle East.
UPDATE: The Turks have invaded Kurdistan.
Several thousand Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq early Wednesday to chase Kurdish guerrillas who attack Turkey from bases there, two Turkish security officials said. Turkey’s foreign minister denied its troops had entered Iraq.
Two senior security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, characterized the action as a “hot pursuit” raid that was limited in scope. They told The Associated Press it did not constitute the kind of large incursion that Turkish leaders have been discussing in recent weeks as Turkish troops built up their force along the border.
Excellent news- Turkey has finally joined the Coalition of the Willing, and is going to contribute troops to the occupation. They should be helpful in overseeing the partition of the country.
Everything is going according to plan. Now, all we need is the Iranians to try and invade Kurdistan, and we have a cassus bellie. We’ll clobber them from the Shat-al-Arab to Herat! Turkey will inherit the northwestern portions of Iran, Kurdistan the Kurdish portions, the Shiite Iraqis the Shat-al-Arab, and the rest will be liberated and finally get to taste freedom!