Michael Totten is driving from Turkey back into Iraq. He makes one observation:
"Sometimes it seems like everyone in the Middle East hates everyone else in the Middle East. Arabs hate Kurds and Israelis. Turks hate Arabs and Kurds. Kurds hate Turks and fear Arabs. (Interestingly, Kurds love Israelis.) Everyone, especially Lebanese, hates Palestinians."
The photo is by his friend and fellow-traveler, Sean LaFreniere.