TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback says the troop surge in Iraq is working.
But the Kansas senator tells the Topeka Capital-Journal's editorial board that he's frustrated with the failure to bring political reconciliation to the war-torn country. He said victory in Iraq requires political compromise, not only bullets.
Brownback recommends splitting up the country in three regions, putting the Sunnis in the west, Shiia in the south and Kurds in the north. Baghdad would be the seat of central government.
He expects President Bush to begin talking soon about the need to trim the U.S. military presence in Iraq next spring. He said an immediate pullout would cause a bloodbath and eventually require U.S. troops to return.
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