If you're talking about the war (I assume you are) both candidates realize that we didn't start the war. And yes, Iraq as part of the Arab-world-full-of-dictators-that-attacked-us-first is part of the war no matter how you look at it. WMD was never the issue. A staging ground for fighting the Arab-world-full-of-dictators-that-attacked-us-first is.
I was actually comfortable that Kerry would have continued the war against terrorism. This is why he never laid down any "plans". He was always planning on the same thing as Bush. This is why he was seen as a flip flopper. He claimed to be against the things that he was for during election time. He will go back to supporting the war effort now.