Sen. Brownback, a very conservative Republican from Kansas, is advocating a three-state solution for Iraq. He joins Sen. Biden in pushing for this solution to the Iraqi mess. A three-state solution would create a Shia, a Sunni, and a Kurdish region. Each region would have their own government and would take care of developing their own educational, religious, and legal system. This is a break from the Bush Administration which doesn't favor this approach.
What is interesting is that Brownback is trying to put some distance between himself and the Bushies without agreeing to any deadline for troop withdrawal. He apparently realizes that appearing to agree with a policy that a large majority of the American public rejects is not the way to win the White House. It will be interesting to see how the Republican base reacts to this proposal. You can read the whole story about Brownback's proposal by clicking on the link in this entry's title.