I'm constantly forgetting about Time's Middle East blog, but I really shouldn't. Here's Scott McLeod on the deteriorating situation in Kurdistan: "Anyone who bothered to notice understood that the Bush administration's plan to re-make Iraq was destined, for better or worse, to put the explosive question of Kurdish political independence or autonomy high on the region's agenda." Yep. MacLeod has more, including a missive from Jon Randal, author of a book on the Kurds.