14 March, 2005


Via Juan Cole, here's a Times bit about Arab/Kurd tensions in Kirkuk, which led to a collapse of the patched-together Shia-Kurd agreement to form an Iraqi government. Includes this mournful lament:
"We wish we didn't have oil in Kirkuk," he said. "If the oil wasn't here, we'd have a comfortable life now. All our problems are because of this damned oil."
I bet no one has ever said that before.

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