Oh, I couldn’t possibly ignore this one.
So… Turkey goes in and raids northern Iraq because these Kurdish guerrillas are basing attacks out of the area. Apparently they’ve been trying to make a little Kurdish homeland across the border in Turkey for decades.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says, “It’s very important that the Turks make this operation as short as possible and then leave, and to be mindful of Iraqi sovereignty.”
Better yet, he says, “Military activity alone will not solve this terrorist problem for Turkey.”
He says they need to offer economic and social support as well. I suppose we are doing that. Or we are supposed to be doing that. But then, they aren’t exactly on our border and attacking us regularly. Seriously, I don’t know the whole story, so I shouldn’t judge, but hilarious statements nonetheless.