Great expectations: The Kurds of Iraq and President Biden - opinion

Ofra Bengio writes for Jerusalem Post about the great hopes the kurds of Iraq are pinning on US President Joe Biden.

"The Kurds of Iraq pin great hopes on US President Joe Biden, viewing him as the most pro-Kurdish American politician ever. In the past he displayed concern for their plight, and as vice president under Barack Obama he visited Iraq 24 times and developed good ties with the Kurdish leadership. He supported a federal structure for Iraq but was against Kurdish independence. Still, following the Kurdish referendum for independence in 2017 he stated that the United States “could have done more for the Kurds.” Indeed, his sympathy for the Kurds won him the title “enemy of Turkey” in the Turkish media".