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The Kurds Confront a New ‘Gang of Four’

Bernard-Henri Lévy
 

By Bernard-Henri Lévy (original source The Wall Street Journal)

“The Iraqi Kurds held a dignified, orderly referendum Sept. 25 that conformed with all the rules of a democratic vote. Afterward, they refrained from declaring the independence that is their right and that a century of treaties promised them.

President Masoud Barzani —who has stood with America and the West against Islamic State for two years—made this crucial point: In his mind, independence can come only after patient, sustained, possibly drawn-out negotiation with Baghdad.”

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