Argument: The Iraq War has distracted attention away from the War on Terror
- "A responsible plan to the end the war in Iraq." 2008, Democratic plan - "Combat terrorism and extremists We must turn our attention and resources to combating the most urgent terrorist threats to the United
- States. While we must prevent Iraq from becoming a safe-harbor for terrorists, the threat from other areas of the world is being disproportionately ignored due to the resources devoted to Iraq. A smarter allocation of resources, based on the best-available information from our intelligence agencies, is required."