USA Today: Columnist’s Opinions

Can Kerry Help Contain Growing Iraq Crisis?
Opinionline

Posted 7:12 p.m. EDT  
June 24, 2014

What people are saying about how to combat Sunni insurgency . . .

 

Peter Galbraith, Politico:

“The United States should stop asking the Kurds to help save Iraq because Iraq is not saveable, and, if it were, the Kurds would not want to save it. Instead, the critical U.S. interest has now become stopping the Islamist State of Iraq and Syria. If ISIS is not defeated, there will be in western Iraq and eastern Syria a transnational terrorist state controlling large cities and with vast recruiting potential. Seen in this context, U.S. diplomatic recognition of an independent Kurdistan has become a very small price to pay.”

 

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