During the first session of the elected Iraqi parliament, the oldest member of the assembly said his blessing for Saddam's victims. He said "My blessing for the people of the North".
Some of the 77 MPs from Kurdistan were insulted. They shouted "Kurdistan, Kurdistan. What North". The old man said "Sorry, Kurdistan".
If you watch this slide-show, you'd see that why using "Northern Iraq" is not making any sense. Have you heard of "South of Britain" referring to England or "Eastern America" referring to Washington, or Eastern China referring to Taiwan ?!
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