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Journal mr100percent's Journal: Hypocrisy involving Turkey 2

So, the US offered Billions to Turkey to let us use their land to help the invasion of bordering Iraq. They refused. For a couple of reasons. One of them is that the large Kurdish minority could uprise. We pulled the offer off the table, saying there was a time limit, and Turkey weakly announced that they will permit the US to fly over..

However, Turkey sent in their own troops to Northen Iraq, to prevent the Iraqi Kurds from creating an independent state. That would aggrevate the condition of the Turkish Kurds, who would try to join it.

Get this from the story "The United States strongly opposes any unilateral move by Turkey into northern Iraq, fearing it would disrupt the U.S. campaign to oust Saddam Hussein. Iraqi Kurds ? who like Turkey are U.S. allies ? have threatened attacks on any invading Turkish forces."

Now, PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't we going to war with Iraq because they're somehow a "threat"? Bush says we will go unilaterally to war with Iraq since Saddam is "dangerous." And yet, what kind of hypocrites are we if we don't let Turkey take "unilateral action." Apparently we're just arrogant, only WE can be the sheriff.

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