No other country would voluntarily surrender to such a compromised position--this move only allows the terrorist gangs a free space to operate and plan their bombings. That is to say, more space aside from their terrorist bases inside Turkey, of course--and where is the accountability for that? Governor Bush often said "yah hulp ah tourist, yer a turrrist!! (what he had against the tourism industry, I never quite understood--must be that thick, fake Texas accent he pretended to have, or perhaps that silver spoon he was born with kept getting in the way while he spoke)
I suppose some "turrists" are fine, as long as they murder and destroyl in the name of American business interests.
Turkey bombs and kills people in northern Iraq in the name of its war against the Kurds, but Saddam Husayn or the puppet regime now never demanded such a humiliating concession from them. Not that I really expect any sort of consistancy from the rogue's gallery of hypocrites and thieves that run things at the moment.