at least IMO for Sen. Kerry (1) Next year the Iranian government is growing dangerously close to possessing nuclear arms. Your administration consults with the "allies", gathers intelligence on suspected iranian sites and activities and utilizes the diplomatic process (threaten with a huge stick and a sizeable carrot) to try to bring the iranians back from the brink. The Iranians refuse to hand over their nuclear materials and are days away from having the bomb. You go to the UNSC, but China (and perhaps Russia and France) veto your resolution to take military action to prevent Iran's nuclear upgrade. What do you do? Would you bomb them anyway? Would you stand by and let them get the nukes? Will you wait for a global approval plan or do it with a coalition of the willing? (2) Will you coddle the Chinese as Pres. Bush and Clinton did in the past 12 years? for Pres. Bush (1) in all fairness Mr. President, for a nation with elections less than 100 days away, (not even considering the horrific security situation right now), Iraq seems terribly behind in setting them up. Who are the candidates? What are the parties? To what extent will people get to vote (local, mid-level, national)? Why isn't anyone campaigning or trying to make changes? What's going on, and how do you plan to help the Iraqis and the UN make this happen by January? (2) Are you willing to put boots on the ground in Iran to stop them from gaining nuclear arms?/Will you allow the Israelis to launch a preemptive strike, and how will you handle the regional/global firestorm sure to erupt as a result? for both: (1) By how much and around when will you upgrade the Army to repair the damage done to it by Iraq and the high operational tempo the WOT has created?