Tommy Thompson has expressed concern over President Bush's new plan for Iraq.
Thompson has said that he doesn't believe that sending an extra 21,500 troops on its own will solve the problems in Iraq. He said that any real solution to the problems must come from the Iraqi people.
Suggesting a bold plan for Iraq, Thompson said that the US needs to consider that the country may need to be divided into separate states or nations, stating that "...history dictates that you can't force people who hate each other to live together."
Possible GOP Presidential candidate Chuck Hagel has come out strongly against the Bush plan, as has Sam Brownback. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani, the two favorites for the Republican nomination have strongly supported a U.S. escalation in Iraq.