Sen Edwards and Gen Clark
, the two Southerners left in the nomination race, hoped to make inroads with voters in Tennessee and Virginia, which offer 151 pledged delegates in primaries today.
, who led Nato forces in Kosovo, was favourite among 43pc of voters, compared to 47pc for Mr Bush.
put the chances of a US-led military strike against Iraq next year at 65pc-70pc.
added that Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic had underestimated the Alliance's professionalism and determination.
However, Kenneth Bacon, Mr Cohen's spokesman, said Gen Clark
did not recommend a ground invasion or a change in Nato's strategy.
If Gen Clark
, former Supreme Allied Commander of Nato, wins the race to the White House it would scupper Mrs Clinton's hopes in 2008, when she is expected to run.
Mr Clinton reportedly described his wife and Gen Clark
as the 'two stars' of the Democratic party during a gathering earlier this month.
is said to have ordered in the Spectres because he is not allowed to use Apache attack helicopters in offensives.
said: 'The figures were misleading in the sense that the 250,000 figure which was being bandied about weren't the troops on the ground doing the fighting.
said: "We don't like the way they're treated and we have a long memory about these kinds of things."
The air force was ordered to prepare a new report and in a month, Brig Gen John Corley produced a survey that pleased Gen Clark
'He should know that Nato is watching, Nato understands what he is establishing,' Gen Clark
, who leaves his post at the end of the month, said as he finished a two-day visit to Bosnia.