Hey, kids ... remember when "Canada's Best Blogger" was getting moist over all that ducky progress in Iraq?
June 2, 2007
ARBIL, Iraq (AFP) - In a blaze of pomp showcasing Kurdish military muscle, US forces handed over responsibility for security in Iraq's three northern provinces to the Kurdish regional government on Wednesday [...]
The handover was followed by a parade of Kurdish soldiers, including an all-female martial arts display.
Via Gateway Pundit;
7 of 18 Iraqi Provinces now control the security and governmental operations in their region.
How many Americans do you suppose know that?
Posted by Kate at June 2, 2007 7:50 AM
Yeah, those were good times, weren't they? So ... how's all that security and stabilization going these days, Kate? Uh oh ...
Turkey launches ground incursion into Iraq, escalating conflict with Kurd rebels
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkish troops launched a ground incursion across the border into Iraq in pursuit of separatist Kurdish rebels, the military said Friday - a move that dramatically escalates Turkey's conflict with the militants.
It is the first confirmed ground operation by the Turkish military into Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. It also raised concerns that it could trigger a wider conflict with the U.S.-backed Iraqi Kurds, despite Turkey's assurances that its only target was the Kurdistan Workers' party, or PKK.
Yeah, that's not quite what Canada's wingnuts had in mind, was it? Although, to be fair, no one could have expected this recent development. I mean, come on, who could possibly have had the foresight and prescience to worry about just this sort of thing happening?
And, just so you know, yes, it is a burden being right about absolutely everything absolutely all of the time. But I'm getting used to it.
Your move, Kate.