So here are the three major candidates stated positions on the Unites States involvement in Iraq. Currently the United States has 154,000 troops in Iraq.
Republican candidate John McCain has said he would stay the course, maintaining a long-term troop presence with a robust combat mission aimed at routing terrorist and insurgent groups.
Democrat Barack Obama has vowed to begin bringing back American troops from Iraq as soon as he takes office and to have most combat forces home within 16 months.
Hilary Clinton says she would begin reducing US troop levels within 60 days of taking office, continuing to pace reductions according to conditions on the ground.