In any case, I wonder how much farther this will go. Frankly, I think we've already passed the "Lucy point", a principle I derive from Jon Schwarz's writings almost four years ago:
The Kurds have really become the Charlie Brown of international relations, always believing that Lucy, in the form of the US, is finally going to let them kick the football.Follow the link for classic picture.
It's worth pointing out that a number of our stupider liberal hawks supported the war in Iraq based on their experience with the Kurds. This was always a bad rationale, because there were pretty slim chances that the outcome of any war -- even one that succeeded beyond our wildest dreams -- would be objectively better for the Kurds than the de facto independence they had. So way to go, people! We've managed to screw over even the people who had it pretty good pre-2003.