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The future of Iraq

Serious discussions are taking place about the future of Iraq. George Sassoon, who follows these discussions with professional care, reports: " A resolution was recently proposed in the UN to form a new nation between Turks & Kurds. This would create a new nation along the Iraqi border to be called "Turds." France vetoed the measure, pointing out their historical right to this name". RH: Colin Powell did not mention this in his criticsm of France before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. Clearly George has better sources. Seriously, the issue is very sensitive. Quite apart from the Kurds, there are some Turkmen in Iraq close to the Turkish border. Turkey has been supplying them with arms.

Ronald Hilton - 4/29/03