HANOVER, N.H. (AP) _ The top three Democratic White House hopefuls say they can't guarantee that all U.S. combat troops will be out of Iraq by 2013, the end of the next president's term in office.
Senator Barack Obama said it would be hard to project four years from now. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said it would be difficult to know what the next president would be inheriting. And John Edwards said he can't make that commitment.
Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson provided the assurances the others would not.
The debate was held Wednesday night at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.