In a year it’s my hope that we will have turned over a lot of the patrolling and security operations on a localized basis to the Iraqis, that our troops will be garrisoned and we will start to pull our troop levels down in Iraq.(He probably said the same thing a year ago.)
On the compromise deal:
At this point in time, if they filibuster anybody then we move right back into the same mode to move this to a 51 vote margin.On science:
John Hawkins: If someone came up to you and said, “Sam Brownback, pick any three pieces of legislation you want, anything you want, to get them passed,["] what would they be?Not quite getting it, huh? The compromise means that the nuclear option can't be invoked for must any filibuster.
Sam Brownback: My first would be on the life issue. We’d be getting legislation to protect young human life in the womb and from being researched on.
And people want that research. Around 3% of parents designate their unused embryos for scientific research, about the same number as put them up for "adoption." The rest hold the embryos for future use.