Issue Position: The War in Iraq
There should be no debate, we need to win the war in Iraq. We have never had adequate troop strength in Iraq to truly stabilize Iraq and finally win the war. We won the Gulf War by using the Powell Doctrine of overwhelming force, with 650,000 coalition troops. In Iraq we have less than a fourth of that number of soldiers and we wonder why things aren't going well in Iraq. If we get 100,000-200,000 more boots on the ground, like the wise General Shinseki wanted, we can finally secure Iraq and win the war.