Currently, I think the war in Iraq has to be the biggest issue of the upcoming election and current US politics, yet I cant seem to identify a candidate who views this conflict or its resolution in a reasonable manner. Here's how I see it: Obviously, we went in under false pretenses, were underprepared and things got out of hand. We completely miscalculated just about everything from spending to manpower, to public support you name it. It's more or less a disaster. However, the fact remains that the country is in pretty piss poor shape and IMO, we have a moral obligation to stay there and finish the job of restoring some semblance of order before we withdraw. Far too many have died, too much has been destroyed to leave these people in shambles. We have to stay and fix it. Im against withdraw deadlines, troop drawdowns etc. What I am for is opening up all the contracting to international bidding, turning over military control to NATO, UN, whoever will take it and PLEADING for help. We need to fix what we broke and just suck up the costs...we dont need to worry about the profits of war anymore. Just get the thing done. Any candidates got something similar in mind?