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Thursday, August 30, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Speaking of the draft GO report and the benchmarks, the WaPo piece has the following helpful graphic that details which benchmarks have been reached and where there are appear to be disagreements between the White House and the draft report from the GAO.

When one looks at the benchmarks that the GAO assesses as being reached we have one that is linked to the surge (#14), one about forming committees (#8) and one that strikes me as more symbolic than substantive (#16). As such, even the successes are hardly comforting.


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  1. […] I have posted a graphic that details the benchmarks and their status: click. Sphere: Related Content Filed under: Iraq, US Politics || […]

    Pingback by PoliBlog ™: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts » Draft GAO Report Does not Portray Progress in Iraq — Thursday, August 30, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

  2. If this is really representitive of the report it does provide good information. I would really like to see some reporting on congress! How about some benchmarks on their progress? Maybe you could steer me to a monthly report on members accomplishmments as seen in the eyes of a real discerning reporter? Thanks, Steve Strong

    Comment by Steve Strong — Sunday, September 2, 2007 @ 8:12 pm

  3. […] Failure to date on the benchmarks. […]

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