An e-mail from a former student of mine who is applying for a Fulbright. The U.S. choice seems to be to secure Baghdad, surging into those areas still mixed, or to drawdown to the borders or elsewhere, in effect blessing ethnic cleansing:
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 4:53 AM
To: Michael Rubin
Subject: Fwd: FLTA
As you see , I may be interviewed by the FLTA board, but if the interview is in Baghdad , I will not go .I will request from them to be interviewed in [REDACTED] or [REDACTED] otherwise I will not risk my life to travel to Baghdad because Mahdi Army kills Kurds.