** FILE ** Senate Armed Services Committee member, and Democratic Presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., right, talks with Lt. Gen. David Petraeus on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Jan.. 23, 2007 file photo. Petraeus delivers his assessment of the Iraq war April 8, the next commander in chief will weigh in as well. Republican Sen. John McCain will get a chance to argue that last year's U.S. troop buildup has been a success and withdrawal would be a mistake. Clinton and Barack Obama will have an opportunity to ask why the United States is still fighting more than five years after the invasion.  (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

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