Do as we say, not as we do
Karma steps up and takes a 2x4 to the back of America's head:
"The Turkish government should make clear to the Iraqi government, and everyone concerned, exactly what their intentions are and the limited goals and scope of their operations," Gates said, calling Turkey to balance its need for self-defense with Iraq's sovereignty.
Just like we did, ne? And how do you like that stirring defense of Iraq's national sovereignty! Why, it would be just so wrong to violate a country's national sovereignty just to chase after terrorists!
Defying Iraqi and U.S. calls for Turkey to wind up the six-day operation, a top Turkish diplomat said there was no "timetable" for the incursion following talks in Baghdad with Iraqi counterparts.
But this has to be the best part of the article:
Gates on Thursday called on Turkey and Iraq to work together to solve the problem.
"It should be clear that military action alone will not end this terrorist threat," Gates said. "While it is certainly part of the equation, there must be simultaneous efforts made with non-military initiatives," suggesting economic programs and political outreach.
Huh. "Non-military initiatives". Well! What a concept. Diplomacy between the two countries. Who'd'a thunk it?
Hey, you know, we might want to try that kind of thing at some point ourselves!