Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Iraqi Election News

We are now 11 days away from the Iraqi Elections. After the Inauguration, I expect the elections to become the news item for the next two weeks or so. One of the best sources of information for Iraq related news is the New Republic Blog "Iraq'd" by Spencer Ackerman.

Today we learn that the Kurds are essentially guaranteed control of Kirkuk, the "Jerusalem of the Kurds." While this may stop the Kurds from initiating a civil war, Ackerman points out that the area's Turkmen and Arabs are not so pleased with the situation.

It will be interesting to see how this all turns out, to say the least.

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