War News: About Those Iraqi Benchmarks
Fri, April 4, 2008 at 15:03
Mark "Snooper" Harvey in 18 Iraqi Benchmarks, Iraq, Victory In Iraq

For the record, the Iraqi Government has performedd magnificently when compared to our very own CONgress. I researched a little and found that our CONgress passed the minimum wage waste of time that will do more damage in the long run and they changed the name of some Post Offices. They also emboldened the enemy and they enabled our own anarchists ands other anti-Americanist groups within our own borders. That isn't anything to be proud of, is it?

John Boehner has a great post up today:

While Democrats Ignore Progress, Iraqis Continue to Meet Benchmarks - Latest Dem Defeatist Rhetoric on Iraq Disproved As "Oudated and Invalid" by New Analysis of Iraqi Political Gains

I find that amazing that the Iraqis have accomplished more since the Troop Surge has paved the way than our CONgress has done in 2 years. Don't you think that is an amazing thing? Under the threats of death via whatever means is available to the terrorists in Iraq, they still made progress on the political front.

As General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker prepare to testify before Congress next week, yet another Democratic talking point is becoming more untenable by the day. As security on the ground in Iraq continues to improve, Democrats have predictably fallen back on their next line of defense: that the surge has failed because the Iraqis have not taken advantage of the "breathing room" created by the success of American and Iraqi troops in order to move forward with necessary political reconciliation. But that talking point has been discredited as both "outdated and invalid," according to a new analysis by Fred Kagan, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute:
"As the tally ... shows, the Government of Iraq has now met 12 out of the original 18 benchmarks set for it, including four out of the six key legislative benchmarks. It has made substantial progress on five more, and only one remains truly stalled. One can argue about the scoring of this or that benchmark, but the overall picture is very clear: before the surge began, the Iraqi Government had accomplished none of the benchmarks and was on the way to accomplishing very few. As the surge winds down, it has accomplished around two-thirds of them and is moving ahead on almost all of the remainder. To say in the face of these facts that Iraq has made 'little' or 'no' political progress is simply false-to-fact."

Go read the rest because it is a data bank of information the Leftinistra will not acknowledge.

Our dishonorable democrat leadership should hang their heads in shame for playing political football with our Troops and what they have accomplished for the Iraqi People.

Our friends at Flopping Aces writes: Iraq's Unheralded Political Progress
STACLU writes: Don't Tell Harry Reid, New Report Shows Progress in Iraq
Pirate's Cove: Spittle On The Monitor: Iraq Security Improves

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