Yesterday, the Biden-Brownback plan passed the Senate with 75 votes. For the first time, someone on both the left and the right can claim genuine progress on pulling out troops.

As Marc Ambinder points out, this is a good talking point for Biden,  where Joe Biden is counting that liberal activists in Iowa are less extreme than people think.

Sam Brownback, the other half of Biden-Brownback, is counting on Republican activists being less pro-war than public opinion holds. There is polling evidence to support this.

Interesting strategy. We will see if it catches on.

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sampo · September 27, 2007 at 12:24 PM

the iraq resolution was on partitioning iraq. as far as i know it has nothing to do with pulling out troops.

neil · September 27, 2007 at 12:49 PM

Nothing other than that urging an end to the war. At any rate, you can bet that Republicans up for reelection will be saying that their vote represented progress towards pulling out troops.

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