Kurds Unlikely Winners of the War against Saddam

(Telegraph-UK) Five months ago, Kurdistan was silent, nervous, and waiting. Now it is thriving: the traffic noisy and snarled up, the shops full, the pavements crowded. The Kurds are the greatest winners after this war. They have four ministries of the new Iraqi government, including foreign affairs and the new constitution. The Kurds' success has been based on a policy of unswerving support for whatever the U.S. did in Iraq. During the war the Kurdish forces, with the support of a few hundred American special forces soldiers, defeated 11 Iraqi divisions.

2003-09-26 00:00:00

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