460. 2/28/1991

In The Iraq War Reader, Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn wrote: “On the day that the allied forces ceased fire, February 28, 1991, the Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani tried to enter the State Department, intending to brief officials on the imminent uprising in northern Iraq. Thanks to the bar on contacts, no official dared speak with him, and he and his party never got beyond the department’s lobby. The following day, Richard Haass, director for Middle East Affairs on the National Security Council staff, phoned Galbraith to complain about the Senate staffer’s sponsorship of the unwelcome Kurds.”

 – Eds. Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, The Iraq War Reader, Page 95

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