Iraq and the Next President of the United States

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Petraeus and Crocker are telling Congress to stay the course, but the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army says Iraq and Afghanistan are degrading US readiness for other contingencies with "significant risk to the all-volunteer force." What will the next President be faced with? How do the candidates propose to cope with Iraq and other challenges in the long term? Also, American Airlines cancels nearly half its entire schedule, and the Olympic Torch is in San Francisco today. Will the International Olympic Committee curtail the rest of its route or criticize China?

Protestors march across the Golden Gate Bridge on April 9, 2008 in San Francisco. The march protested China's policies towards Burma in advance of the Olympic Torch Relay in San Francisco. The group was escorted by California Highway Patrol Officers. Photo: Max Whittaker/Getty Images