Hooray for the Kurds (of Iraq)
. They have established a sort of de facto independence. But where they go from here on is not at all obvious. They want Kirkuk: but the Iraqis (er...I meant other Iraqis) don't want them to have it. They (probably) want Turkish Kurdistan, but Turkey doesn't want them to have it. But they can't go back. Result stasis...until something happens. But something always does.