The chief danger of establishing a new Kurdish state is that it would be violently opposed by at least three of its new neighbors, and the people of Iraqi Kurdistan would be the ones to suffer as a result. This is why the case in favor of doing this is so exceptionally weak. Proponents of a new Kurdish state never take seriously any of the obvious problems and obstacles, but just wave them away or treat them as unimportant. BHL does much the same, and lamely accuses critics of being neo-colonialists because they are opposed to redrawing the boundaries of Iraq once again.
I’m glad to see someone other than me expressing at least a little skepticism about the prospects for an independent Kurdistan. Maybe I’m naive but I’m skeptical about the likelihood of liberal democracy anywhere the heads of the two major political parties are the hereditary chieftains of its largest tribes.