Posted by: Tony Carson | 17 October, 2007

Huffington Post and the blustering headline

I love Huffington Post but I hate their strident ‘sky is falling’ headlines.

Now they mock themselves in pictures, too. How’s this? Match the breathless headline, “Turkey Approves Sending Troops Into Iraq,” to their invading force below:

But HuffPo’s silliness notwithstanding, this is an important story:

Turkey’s parliament resoundingly approved a motion on Wednesday allowing troops to cross into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels hiding there, brushing aside appeals from the United States and the Baghdad government.

As parliament voted in Ankara, U.S. President George W. Bush said it would not be in Turkey’s interests to send troops into northern Iraq.

Washington fears a Turkish incursion could destabilize the most peaceful part of Iraq and possibly the wider region by encouraging others such as arch-foe Iran to intervene.

The full story is here: Turkey’s MPs authorize attacks in Iraq

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