- Supports the US war in Iraq, but was critical of Bush's handling.
- Supported the troop surge, saying he'd rather lose the election than the war.
- Says Iraq war can be won and most troops withdrawn by 2013.
- Has said troops may need to remain in Iraq for up to 100 years in peacekeeping role.
- Opposes scheduling a troop withdrawal, saying latest strategy is succeeding.
- Willing to have permanent US peacekeeping forces in Iraq.