Kurds: Terrorists Excited about Democrats in Congress

The latest Michael Totten dispatch from Kurdistan. I'm almost in tears of shame reading this. The plea for America to stay seems genuine. They fear that if we leave they will be attacked from all sides.


“As a military person, I am disturbed by what is going on in America now,” he said and jabbed his finger in the air. “They want to withdraw their troops.” He banged his fist on his desk. “We want the Americans to stay. Why are people thinking like this?” ...

“I want you, as a reporter, as a journalist,” the general said to me, “to get our Kurdish voice to the American people so they know about Kurdish suffering in Iraq. We don’t want the American army to leave this area. The terrorists are excited about what is going on in the Congress.” ...

“What do you think will happen,” I said, “if the United States withdraws from Iraq next year?”

It will be easier for terrorists to attack us,” the general said. “We are surrounded by enemies. They will attack Kurdistan from everywhere. We believe, as Kurds, it is not honorable for Americans to withdraw. It will be bad for Americans, too. They will be killing themselves. If Americans leave us we expect terrorists will reach the American country very soon.” ....

“We believe if the Americans withdraw from this country there will be many more problems,” he said. “The Sunni and Shia want total control of Iraq. We are going to get involved in that. Iran is going to be involved in that. Turkey is going to be involved in that. Syria is going to be involved in that. The Sunni and Shia fighting in Baghdad will pull us in. We are going to be involved. Turkey and Iran will make problems for us. It is not going to be safe. All the American martyrs will have died for nothing, and there will be more problems in the future. Americans should build big bases here.” ...

“There are two kinds of love,” he said. “The kind between a man and a woman. And the kind between people and nations. Americans are beheaded in Baghdad. But they are welcome in Kurdistan.”


Posted by: Rusty at 11:29 AM


1 Well, those pleas will certainly fall on deaf and dumb ears. The Kurds will be slaughtered like cattle once our troops leave and the Dhimmicrats could care less. They'll blame it on Bush anyway.

Posted by: Insolent Infidel at April 05, 2007 12:44 PM

2 Yes the Kurds are smarter than the rest of Iraq. They are leaving it in the dust and advancing daily while the rest miss all opportunity for the chance to do some more killin. Should we abandon the Kurds, the word of the US will be worthless forever. Its not worth too much at the moment to start with.

Posted by: Howie at April 05, 2007 01:13 PM

3 Rather than pinning their hopes on this Congress (a lost cause) or the American people (a majority of whom, rightly or wrongly, are sick of this war), the Kurds would be better off using whatever power they wieldin the Iraqi coalition government to demand that it be MUCH more aggressive in taking responsibilityfor Iraq's own security. Like it or not, America isn't sticking around that much longer. If the Iraqis can't step up after this many years, it hard not to think they are fundamentally uncivilized people who deserve whatever bloody hell they create for themselves.

Posted by: John Galt at April 05, 2007 01:17 PM

4 And many Iranians like myself would be happy to see a complete allied victory against the terrorist in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Reminds of an article written by an Iranian youth just prior to the so-called "Presidential Elections" of the Islamic Republic entitled

"I'm voting for Bush"

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at April 05, 2007 01:25 PM

5 Totten tells it all. Thanks Rusty for this.

Posted by: allahakchew at April 05, 2007 03:12 PM

6 Kurdish community is Los Angeles. Good Kurd, bad Kurd? Good Kurd in Kurdishstan. Bad Kurd in America.

Posted by: greyrooster at April 05, 2007 09:26 PM

7 The 'democrat' party is the source of much evil. It's to bad we can't just push a button and turn them into harmless couch potatos.
USA, all the way!

Posted by: Michael Weaver at April 05, 2007 11:53 PM

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