The Kurds have been some of the most reliable friends and allies of the United States, so this news, just in, is unwelcome:
IRAN, TURKEY COORDINATE IRAQ STRIKESThe Associated PressThursday, June 5, 2008; 10:28 AM
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish TV station is quoting a senior military commander as saying that Turkey and Iran have carried out coordinated strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. CNN-Turk television reports that Gen. Ilker Basbug has confirmed for the first time that the two countries share intelligence against the rebels. He said the two countries plan to launch more coordinated operations against the rebel group in the future.