Anti-Baghdad Talks Shunned by Top Kurd
The most powerful Kurdish chieftain in northern Iraq, Massoud Barzani, refused the Bush administration’s invitation to attend the meeting of Iraqi opposition figures at the White House last week, Kurdish and administration officials said today.
The absence of Mr. Barzani, whose father, Mustafa Barzani, led the largest Kurdish rebellion of the last century and died in exile in the United States, was a blow to Bush administration officials who had orchestrated the meeting in part to demonstrate that Iraqi opposition forces were unified behind a new campaign to oust Saddam Hussein.
Hmm, well, in the last Iraq war, we promised the Kurds we would support and defend them, then did looked the other way when Iraq massacred and poisoned-gassed them. The doofuses in D.C. think the Kurds will believe them this time?