An historic event recently took place in the Middle East: Iraqi Kurds have voted to declare independence.
Most American know very little about these proud democratic folks who have always admired America. During WWI, President Woodrow Wilson called on Kurds to help defeat Ottoman Turks, who were allies of Imperial Germany.
Wilson assured them that after the war he would help create Kurdistan. That never happened.
In our current struggle to defeat ISIS, the Kurds have played a vital role. It is my view that Kurds are in the same position displaced Jews were after WWII.
Under the leadership of President Harry Truman, the U.N. General Assembly voted statehood for Israel. The Trump presidency should now do the same for the Kurds.
A Kurdistan nation would join Israel as America's two best friends in the Middle East.