Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Iraqis Failing To Meet U.S. Benchmarks

Iraq’s political leaders have failed to reach agreements on nearly every law that the Americans have demanded as benchmarks.
Kurds have blocked a vote in Parliament on a new oil law. Shiite clerics have stymied an American-backed plan for reintegrating former Baathists into government. Sunnis are demanding that a constitutional review include more power for the next president.

And even if one or two of the proposals are approved — the oil law appears the most likely, officials said — doubts are spreading about whether the current benchmarks can ever halt the cycle of violence gripping Iraq’s communities.
Isn't the oil law really all we care about anyway.

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