As President, what would you do now in Iraq? Forget about what we're doing or what we will do... what would be your major steps to get Iraq in the right direction? Step 1: Win the Propaganda War There's a serious problem in the world with propaganda and it's different from the Cold War days, because today, we have the socialist European media, as well as the liberal American media to contend with. And then, of course, the al-Jazeera network and stations such as that. If I were Bush, I'd be on Arab TV more. I'd get Powell on TV. I'd write a personal letter to every Iraqi, make 25 million of them, and send them to Iraq for our troops to hand out to citizens. I'd be giving away toys to children in the street. I understand it is a war, but the worst thing for our enemy would be for us to win the Iraqis over for good. I'd talk to the Iraqis more about the abuse problems. I'd destroy that prison and tell them torture was Saddam's way, not ours. I'd try and get moderate Arab leaders do help me out. I'd speak to Iraqis about democracy. I'd actually turn around the entire abuse thing into a positive about democracy. I'd tell them in a democracy, people can debate, justice will be served. I'd tell them, their lives will be better, more peaceful. I'd tell them, they can vote for their leaders... and if the person they want to win losses, they'll have a chance in the future again. The Iraqi government will be for the Iraqis, by the Iraqis. And if there is a problem or someone bad within their government, they can vote them out. Step 2: Talk to the UN I wouldn't go to the UN and ask for help. I'd demand it. And I wouldn't demand it in a way where we'd have less control. I'd call them out. I'd call out the financial ties between France, Russia, germany and Iraq. I'd call the UN out telling them Syria, Sudan, and Libya shouldn't have a say in Human Rights. I'd enforce my case about the WMD and tell the world how everyone thought they were there. I'd enforce my case on preemption and I'd make statements that would get people thinking. Sometimes I wonder, what if Bush could talk like Reagan? Step 3: Get Iraqis to Help More After June 30th, we'll see more of this. I'd actually reduce the level of troop size. Afghanistan has less troops and it is more secure than Iraq. We need to take the American face off of what we're doing. We need to put an Iraqi face on it. I'd reach out to respected Clerics, especially Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani who is the spiritual reference for Shias everywhere, and will probably be Iraq's next president, (as he should... he's not a bad guy). I'd get Sistani to speak out against al-Sadr and I'd get Iraqi forces to take down al-Sadr's militia. This will be a big test for Iraqis. And I think they'll pass. Step 4: Confront the Arab World I'd tell the Arab world that Iran and Syria are at war with Americans in Iraq. And I'd tell Syria and Iran to back off. I'd go to Islamic leaders, and I'd tell the Islamic world, that Islamic terrorists have killed more Muslims than the Israelis or Americans. I'd tell them they will live in the 12th century. I'd declare there was a state of civil war within Islam and that terrorists are trying to ruin Islam. I'd try and get Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan to add troops to Iraq, only if they agree to slowly reform their ways and give their people more freedoms. Step 5: Remind People We're at War I'd come out and say the invasion of Iraq was one step in the war in Iraq. I'd remind people we're in a "terrorist war" where terrorists within a nation, remain at war with us, while we try to rebuild a country. I'd remind people the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan aren't over... and the War on Terror's just starting.