The Kurds recently retreated from the city of Kirkuk and the territory captured over years of struggle against the Islamic State. Former diplomat Jim Jatras joins “News with Ed” to discuss the frustrated Kurds, continuously “left in the lurch” and with few friends in the region, whose recent bid for sovereignty may prove to have been a serious miscalculation.

Ed Schultz is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator, and a former sports broadcaster. He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. Ed has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for a number of years. Ed Schultz has been a nominee by Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records.