There is a connection between the depressed economy and the Iraq War. The best economic policy for the financial crisis is to get out of Iraq as soon as possible. The economy can't recover while we are throwing billions down the bottomless pit of Iraq. The bailouts can't do the job alone. Just think of all the research and development on energy we could be doing with this money. For just one thing, We could build a modern national train system like the Europeans already have.
For those who are still thinking of nothing less than victory in Iraq, my advice is to get over it. It is vainglory at this point. Victory in the usual sense is impossible and even if possible in x years, we can't afford it. Redirecting our economy from war to development is our best road to National Security.