That's the rub isn't it? How much support do we give them short of actually sending in troops, and is it a slippery slope?I think the Kurds are hoping for more and continuing support. Probably a bit naive on their part because one of the US's biggest mistakes was leaving them hanging in the past when they tried to fight Saddam. Supporting the Kurds definitely makes the best sense from the US point of view but any US aid has been very inconsistent.
The point I was making though was that what General Mcaffrey called a "useless pinprick bombing strategy" has actually made a substantial difference on the ground, allowing the Kurds to retake some territory.