I've been pondering for months what the exit strategy will be. Obama wants out of Iraq by June of 2010. That isn't a very long time, but it is possible. Iraq is closer than Afghanistan to being a Democratic nation (still isnt saying much). If Obama can finish one war, and put the military into capturing and ending the Taliban first off to secure that Afghanistan has a chance to be a Democratic nation. My biggest fear is that the US will pull out of Iraq too early, and Iran will walk right in. This is the worst potential situation. Iran is causing all sorts of trouble in the Middle East, and soon enough they will have nuculair arms. Personally I think Obama has to deal with Foreign Affairs one at a time. He has to: 1. Secure Iraq, train police, instate a deep based Democracy that will not be overturned. 2. Obama has to speak with Iran. Although it may cause more problems, he must tell them we will not allow you to produce, or possess nuculair arms. They won't like this and I dont know what will be the reprocussion for telling them this, but it will avoid in 5-20 years a nuculair war between the Middle Eatern countries (Iran, Pakistan). The last thing these people need is nuculair arms. They directly fund terrorism and terrorist groups, and are not afraid to say that they do. And just for kicks to show how insane the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadiejad is he has said Homosexuality does not exist in Iran, it is a North American thing. Which is obviously ridiculas. 3. Finish Afghanistan. Get rid of the Taliban for good (not a easy task in the least). The second US, Canadian, and UK forces leave Afghanistan, the Taliban will forcefully try to take the country back by whatever means nesicary. After 9/11 a lot of the Taliban was disbanded and they were taken out of power. This forced them to go underground, but they are still recruiting and still making money. Remember 90% of the world's heroin is comming from Afghanistan. These are the best case situations. Iran is a big question mark right now. Nobody wants to wake the dragon right now. And rightfully so, because Obama has a lot more to think about right now. The Economy is another situation that must be delt with right now. But this cannot be shunned either. This will not happen overnight. This will take (assuming Obama is re-elected in 2013) both of Obama's terms, and still not be complete. These people have to understand that it is not acceptable for them to have nuculair weapons, and that the US WILL NOT allow it.