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The false hope of benchmarks

June 3, 2007

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IN THE $100 billion war funding bill that Congress recently approved , one element won praise from lawmakers and President Bush alike: the bill's benchmarks. These are meant to be measurable indications of progress by Iraq's government toward such goals as security, reconciliation among religious and ethnic factions, economic reforms (particularly in the oil sector), and honest, effective governance. Setting ... (Full article: 591 words)

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