Apparently things aren't going that well for our Peshmerga allies attempting to secure their imaginary realm from the Towel-Heads of Terror.
That's why both the Kurds and the nominal joke government in Baghdad are pleading with the Nations of Virtue to send in some death and destruction to help tip the balance in Kirkuk.
While that may be a laudable short-term strategy, it has some ultimately fatal flaws in the long term.
Memo to Kurdistan; the USAF cannot pretend to be the Kurdish Air Force indefinitely! Sooner or later you're going to have to make it on your own... or not.
There's a great deal of confusion among the American populace about just who is who and what is what in this latest round of Middle East adventurism. Our Peshmerga pals are, as of this writing, still on the official "Terror List." The IS underwriters in Qatar and Saudi are officially our best buddies in the ME right after the Chosen People, who for their part, variously support either the Kurds or the IS, depending on vagaries of weather, geography, expediency, time of day, etc...
Long story short, I think it's safe to say that there's a whole lot of Big Dogs here in the Nations of Virtue who are beyond thrilled to see our various "enemies" killing one another off, and the fact that they're doing it with weaponry that keeps our armament manufacturers humming, well, bonus!
So rest assured the Paveways are on their way... and, depending on how things fare out this week, perhaps next week we'll have our Saudi pals send a few transports of Paveways to the IS, just to keep things fair and square!