There's no way a northern invasion of Iraq happens without the consent of the US. This is all part of the plan. Bush has heard Biden's plan for partition of Iraq and it appears that he might be thinking of it as a way ot for his party. Either that, or the White House is not paying attention to this impending invasion and, once again, is failing to take the Turks seriously. Meanwhile Condoi Rice is busy trying to broker a deal about the Palestinians by trying in vain to put together a "Summit" of the near east countries involved. My guess is the latter. The White House will once again demonstrate their nearly complete incompetence in foreign affairs and diplomacy. Kurds take it up the arse again from American indifference...this time from a new American president who criticized the last one for doing the same thing. Let the division of Iraq begin.