If the debate turns to whether or not to have major bases in Iraq, is it fair to say that their need as perceived by the American public will be directly related to the perceived need to contain Iran?
If so, debate about Iran in this election will be a direct evolution of the debate about Iraq.
Questions about Iraq:
What is the Iraqi constitution?
What is the current political situation in Iraq?
Who is Maliki and who are his supporters?
What has been the overt role of Challabi as of late?
What are some news sources, English language, that cover developments in Iraq that are beneath the radar of, say, The New York Times?
What exactly is the relationship between the Iraqi government and the US embassy?
When will the Status of Forces Agreement be negotiated?
What sort of leverage does each side bring to the agreement?
Just how important are major bases in Iraq to the US military?