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Rice says president won't let Congress set Iraq benchmarks

Condoleezza Rice stressed flexibility in crafting a bill. Condoleezza Rice stressed flexibility in crafting a bill.
By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / April 30, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that President Bush will reject any attempt by Congress to require the Iraqi government to meet benchmarks as a condition for US troops remaining in Iraq, in a blow to emerging efforts to craft a compromise war-funding bill. (Full article: 834 words)

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