July 5, 2014 7:00 PM

The Kurds can save Iraq, but they won’t

Washington and Tehran don’t agree on much, but they’re unanimous about this: The Kurds can help save Iraq. In recent weeks, both Secretary of State John Kerry and senior Iranian diplomats have urged them to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the extreme Islamist group taking over cities and oil refineries in northern Iraq. With their disciplined, battle-hardened peshmerga militia, they’re a formidable force.

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