Whoever winds up president will inherit a situation with uncomfortably limited options. "We really have a remarkably slight ability to determine the future of Iraq," says Andrew Bacevich, a professor at Boston University. "If the Iraqis determine it's going to be a bloody future, sooner or later they're going to have that civil war. If their leaders decide that civil war needs to be avoided, they'll find a way to cut a deal."
With Anna Mulrine