What do you think it takes to be successful in Iraq? Where would the money and resources come to fund your ideas? this could be an intresting discussion. Here's what I'd do: 1. Secure the Iraqi border especially the border shared with Iran and Syria. 2. Develop a War Bond System ( similar to what was done during WWII) to pay for the war, and the massive debt we've racked up with china. This war is the first ever to be paid for on credit with our enemies. I'd hate to be the one to get the bill for this war. which is in the trillions of $ btw. 3. use massive propaganda campaigns to influence the Iraqi civilians. The goal of this would be to drastically decrease support for Islamic extreamism. At the same time increase support for America and our troops. 4. When things start to become more stable, I would encourage American businesses to invest in Iraq, Boosting Iraq's economy, and flooding their market with American goods (ie. Starbucks, Microsoft, McDonalds, etc...). It may seem like an underhanded tactic, but if it could help us win the war, than we should do it. 5. Our leaders need to make it explicitly clear to Iraq's leaders, that if we are to help them out, they need to do their part by working 24/7, if need be, to come up with viable solutions to their countries problems. If they can't do that, then we need to have a date set, that only our commander and chief, generals, and the Iraqi president are aware of, where we would leave and have them fend for themselves. 6. Stop putting politics ahead of the war and do all we can to get it right. We can't pull out without being humiliated and losing the respect of many nations. We NEED a win in Iraq. we need to win it for Iraqi's and for our morale, we don't exactly have a winning record when it comes to major conflicts in the past 50 years. Those are my Big Ideas for Iraq. I probably could come up with more, but I can't think of anything right now.