Iraq conflict getting murkier by the minute
Kurdish, Iraqi, Shiite, and Turkish forces have different and sometimes conflicting aims. Mix into this the disputed control of oil revenue, and things are going to get messy.
A Kurdish peshmerga soldier participates in a training exercise near Erbil, Iraq last year. Canada is doing risky business in getting tangled up in Kurdish politics, argues Scott Taylor. U.S. Army photograph by Spc. Tristan Bolden