For those of you who can attend lunchtime events in central Iowa:
Join Us for an Unprecedented Bipartisan Summit in Pursuit of a New Way Forward
On Friday, October 12th, Republican presidential candidate Senator Sam Brownback and Democratic presidential candidate will hold an unprecedented joint campaign event to discuss their bipartisan plan for . The event is hosted by the Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations.
WHEN: Friday, October 12
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
WHAT: Biden, Brownback to OutlinePlan
WHERE: Wakonda Country Club
This event is open to the public (lunch provided for $25.00). For more information and reservations, contact the Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations at .
I understand what Biden is trying to do here–as he has said in many debates, he has a plan for Iraq, and he has experience getting Republicans in Congress to support his agenda.
But this really annoys me. Aside from the fact that I think any partition plan is doomed to fail, Biden is throwing Senate Republicans a life raft. Now they can credibly say that they have voted for a solution to the Iraq problem.
The reality is that Republicans in Congress are still carrying water for the Bush administration on Iraq and everything else, and we need to call them on that. Biden is allowing them to make a show of voting to change course in Iraq, when we all know that this plan is going nowhere.