Posted: October 5, 2007 4:56 PM
Brownback Discusses War Plan with Iraqi President Talabani
Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss the Iraq war plan he co-authored with Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. The non-binding resolution, which overwhelmingly passed the Senate the previous week, calls for a central government in Iraq with three semi-autonomous states for the Kurds, Sunni and Shiites.
“I am pleased that President Talabani strongly supports the idea of a federal Iraq,” Brownback said in a press release. “I agree with President Talabani that federal models, like the United States, provide examples that Iraq can follow to unify its people and keep the country intact.”
Hoping to build support for the plan Brownback and Biden had also requested to meet with President Bush to discuss the resolution, but a meeting has yet to take place.
In campaign news, Billy Valentine has stepped down from his position as the E-Campaign Coordinator for the Brownback campaign. “I simply do not have the available time that is necessary to do the job properly,” Valentine wrote in the campaign’s blog.
Lastly, the Detroit News looks ahead to Tuesday’s GOP debate in Dearborn, Mich., which is the world headquarters of Ford Motor Company, and reports that Brownback owns two cars: a Ford Taurus and a Honda Civic Hybrid.