"I am getting very nervous. It is nice to see the MSM finally cover the Iran build up, but since they are late to the game (by about two years), they are covering the wrong leads and asking the wrong questions. For those of us who have covered this build up, all three or four of us, the latest developments to watch for are what our friends in the region are doing. Here is the latest out of Turkey:* the AP has a hysterical hit piece on obama:"1/16/2007 KurdishMedia.com London (KurdishMedia.com) 16 January 2007: The Turkish army have gathered and intensified its forces on the Kurdistan’s boarder ready for attack, reported local sources on Tuesday.
While Turkey is holding a conference on Kirkuk without the participation of the Kurdistan Regional Government or any Kurdish political party, Turkey has intensified its forces on the Kurdistan’s border. Some Turkmens, Arabs and a high number of Turkish MP’s have participated in the conference. It was revealed by local sources that only Turkish flag displayed in the conference.
Radio Nawa stated that the Turkish army ready for zero o’clock to attack Kurdistan.
The speaker of Kurdistan Parliament, Adnan Mufti, condemned the meeting and dismissed it as the interferences on Kurdistan’s affairs.
The Kurdistan Presidential Council led by Massuad Barzani has not made any statement regarding the Turkish conference on Kirkuk or the Turkish army’s gathering on the Kurdistan’s border."
"Some have even accused him of supporting infanticide."
* froomkin was liveonline - lots of good stuff - including lot's about the incredible lehrer interview and Bush's body language.