I’ve just spent a morning meeting the dynamic and extremely impressive Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom — followed by a talk I gave (but can’t report on) in the most famous lion’s den of movement conservatives about the positives and negatives of President Bush’s foreign policy efforts. Now, I’m at Hay Adams preparing a talk for a group of visiting German journalists. There hasn’t been much time for absorption of the news — not to even speak of analysis.
But here’s the “news alert” I just got from the Associated Press:
Thousands of Turkish troops have crossed into northern Iraq to chase Kurdish guerrillas operating there, Turkish officials tell AP.
I haven’t had any time to think this through — or to check with other sources and commentators. But one question is what do American troops do in this case when we are allied with Kurds and Turks?
This was one of the major nightmare scenarios that regional war planners and intel analysts have been deeply concerned about. Now, it’s a reality.
— Steve Clemons