Last chapter for Iraq

June 26, 2014 6:43 AM

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Last chapter for Iraq

The first reaction from Jalal Talabani, an exiled Kurdish leader at the time who returned to Iraq following the US-led invasion in 2003, was that the Iraqi dictator was riding the back of the tiger, meaning that he had got himself into trouble that would be difficult to get out of without lasting damage to the country.

Hoshyar Zebari, then an exiled Kurdish spokesman and later Iraq's post-Saddam foreign minister, recalled in an interview that the invasion of Kuwait was the moment when the Iraqi Kurds felt that the time for their liberation had finally come.

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