Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Peshmergia Bailing
These folks are not stupid. They don't want to get caught in the middle of a civil war. They're loyalties are to Kurdistan, not Iraq:
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq - As the Iraqi government attempts to secure a capital city ravaged by conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslim Arabs, its decision to bring a third party into the mix may cause more problems than peace.

Kurdish soldiers from northern Iraq, who are mostly Sunnis but not Arabs, are deserting the army to avoid the civil war in Baghdad, a conflict they consider someone else's problem.