Recently I’ve touched on Senator Brownback’s 3 state solution for Iraq (a United States of Iraq) and a suggested approach to winning the War on Terror. In today’s USA Today, Brownback further defines his own take on the current conflict in the War on Terror. It doesn’t exactly line up with with President Bush’s approach. Sam is his own man and makes up his own mind about the issues. He makes his own way. Not necessarily Republican, but positively Brownbackian:
Among Republicans, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback doesn’t fault Bush for his response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, saying the threat from Islamic terrorists inevitably was going to be faced by a series of presidents. Even the conservative senator says, however, Bush should have done more to reach a political solution in Iraq and build bipartisan support for the war at home.
This is a very smart approach. He doesn’t outright fault the President like some other RINO turncoats who will remain nameless. But his nuance is absolutely correct: it’s about consensus building. You can’t win the war abroad without winning hearts and minds here at home. President Bush has tried to do the right thing, but he hasn’t made his case to the American people as forcefully as a President Brownback surely would.
“That’s going to be another thing for the next president: structuring a bipartisan long-view strategy,” Brownback says. “You cannot conduct a war with one party for it and one party against it.”
Sam gets it. The more he discusses the issues, the more he distinguishes himself as a wise and seasoned politician.
The press of immediate problems makes it difficult to persuade voters to even consider big plans for the future, Brownback says, such as his proposal for a 10-year national campaign to end cancer deaths.
“We’re just swinging at alligators all day,” he says.
It couldn’t be any clearer than that. A great metaphor from a great man. Senator Brownback we salute you. Everyone, get behind Sam Brownback now. We need this man in the Oval Office. He won’t get there without your support.