Biden "Divide Iraq"
Reuters reports that Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) proposes that the path to
take in Iraq is to divide the country along ethnic lines like Bosnia:
Under Biden's proposal, the Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite regions would each be
responsible for their own domestic laws, administration and internal
security. The central government would control border defense, foreign
affairs and oil revenues.
Sen. Bill Frist has offered to send a $100 rebate to Americans to help with
gas isnít selling well according to the
The Senate Republican plan to mail $100 checks to voters to ease the burden
of high gasoline prices is eliciting more scorn than gratitude from the very
people it was intended to help.
Aides for several Republican senators reported a surge of calls and e-mail
messages from constituents ridiculing the rebate as a paltry and transparent
effort to pander to voters before the midterm elections in November.
"The conservatives think it is socialist bunk, and the liberals think it is
conservative trickery," said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senator John
Cornyn, Republican of Texas, pointing out that the criticism was coming from
across the ideological spectrum.