The Kurds are our steadfast allies and deserve our support to found a free nation.
Al Qaeda, with Democratic party support, is fighting against that outcome:
Injured Iraqi girls cry at a hospital in Kirkuk, Iraq. (AP)
A suicide truck bomber, his deadly payload hidden under bags of flour, crashed into a police station in a Kurdish neighborhood in the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday. At least 15 people were killed, including a newborn girl and a U.S. soldier, and nearly 200 were wounded.
Doctors worked in a scene of bloody pandemonium as wounded were brought to the emergency room. There was barely room to move. Many of those being treated appeared to be either very young children or schoolgirls, many crying with blood spattered on their clothes. Several badly mutilated dead bodies filled the back of a police pickup truck as a U.S. helicopter flew overhead.
The Kurds need our support to secure their frontiers against this barbarism, and air cover to hold off the Turks.
We owe them both.