joe biden posted a defense of the "soft partition" resolution that i criticized earlier this week. biden claims that the resolution doesn't call for a breakup of iraq, isn't calling for anyone to be relocated, is consistent with the iraqi constitution, and is not any sort of foreign imposition on iraqi affairs.
fair enough, but then what was it trying to do? if it really just was a call for iraqis to "implement their own Constitution" is that any change in policy from what the bush administration wants them to do? and how can it not be a foreign imposition when it is the american congress talking about what should happen in iraq?
if biden's right, if i and others have misunderstood what the resolution means, then the resolution doesn't seem to be saying much at all. it's not a "third way" unless there is a meaningful difference from the first way.