The latest news from Iraq is that the government there has achieved satisfactory progress on 15 of the 18 benchmarks set by the U.S. Congress. This is up from eight of eighteen last year. Only two benchmarks, distributing oil revenues and enacting laws to disarm millitas were ruled unsatisfactory. The final benchmark had mixed reviews with the Iraqi army scoring high marks, but the Iraqi police still having problems.
I looked for a list of the 15 benchmarks that had achieved satisfactory progress, but I couldn't find one. If anyone sees one let me know.
5 days ago