This is a touchy subject never welcome to outsiders who rarely have anything to gain worth the abuse earned. So we have a natural tendency to remain aloof.
However it must be observed, and i have said it before that an independent kurdistan provide a buffer between Turkey, Iran, Syria and Shite Iraq and acts as a natural staalizer and anchor in the region. It is also a natural home for a massive force in place if that were truly needed.
This still must be combined with an international boundary commission with the power to remove peoples to new areas or at least assign citizenship over the new boundaries. The same hold true in the Russian Marches were soviet dispensations have become thorny..
The West can add resolve to the Kurds’ efforts by fully endorsing their long-delayed dream of a free Kurdish state.
A strong Kurdistan has always been in Iraq’s national interest, and an independent Kurdistan will only strengthen Iraqi sovereignty.