"Iran is a sexy story right now, and rightfully so. But when the dust of history settles on the Iraq War, I'm not sure that the unleashing of Iran will rate as its most significant adverse outcome. That honor might very well go to the deterioration of the American-Turkish strategic alliance. Because unlike Iraq or Iran, which we never really stood a chance of winning over, Turkey was already on our side. And we're in the process of losing it, at the very moment when religious Muslims have begun to dominate the Turkish political scene.
...Iran is important. But the future of Turkey, it seems to me, will determine the future of the region," - Headline Junky. An HJ Turkish reader adds some helpful context on Turkey's resilience here. (Hat tip: Kevin.)