Thursday, April 28, 2016


"With Iraq Mired in Turmoil Some Call for Partitioning the Country" says the headline. But if you read the article, the people calling to partition the country are: Ali Khedery, an American former official, and (of course) U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Versions of this article have been written hundreds of times in the U.S. media since 2003. But it's really rare to ever see one that quotes an Iraqi citizen who advocates partitioning his own country. (The crazy thing is they could easily find such a person if they just interview some Kurds! At least pretend this is not a purely colonial exercise and get some Kurd quotes!)