Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rice Visit To Turkey

I don't have high expectations for the Secretary's visit to Ankara on Friday. What she seems prepared to offer--based on news reports--is better and more detailed intelligence on the PKK and its activities in Iraq. But that still leaves the question open as to who will act on that intelligence.

If the U.S. seems unprepared to secure the Iraqi-Turkish border and to prevent incursions, it is not a particularly good precedent to move to the Annapolis peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, since keep the boundaries secure is the sine qua non of any lasting Middle East settlement.

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