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Richard Holbrooke: The longest war
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Kurds live in Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria but they have no physical nation to call their own. As a result, many have become estranged from each other, integrated into the mainstream of their respective societies and some don't even speak Kurdish. All in this mountainous territory. They should have a country to themselves really. And as soon as this war began between Iraq and Iran, the Kurds went wild. So Iraq at one time was having so much trouble with the Kurds, they were really getting dangerous. I think there are about four million Kurds, something very close to a million in each of these four countries. The question of an independent Kurdish state remains open. For the most part, Kurds in Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria today are not talking about independence, but rather about equal civil rights and the need to establish federated political states.
Ted Rudow III,MA