Saturday, October 20, 2007

Storm Lake Times Endorses Biden

In an early newspaper endorsement the Storm Lake Times is supporting U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, Del., for the Democratic nomination for presidency.

Art Cullen, the editor and co-owner of the northwest Iowa newspaper, and a journalist Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Gartner calls one of the two best editorial writers in the state, wrote the editorial that is published today. Biden campaigned in Storm Lake Thursday.

Biden is astounding with his sheer command of world politics and conflict. He has distinguished himself by offering the only workable plan to get us out of harm’s way in Iraq. He advocates a loose federal system under which the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds would each control their own territory, somewhat similar to the notion of American federalism. He would remove American troops to a safe distance in friendly environs — Kurdistan and Kuwait, to name two — and let the Iraqis solve their own problems. The Senate on a bipartisan vote recently endorsed the Biden-Brownback plan, which dovetails into the thinking of the most prescient politician on the issue, Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Penn., who led the charge against deeper involvement in Iraq that turned the 2006 Congressional elections.

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