Missing the Mark

So Bush set a bunch of benchmarks in Iraq with the January 2007 strategy shift. How are the Iraqis coming on the benchmarks?

Uhm … not going to meet them.

Here’s the lede:

The Iraqi government is unlikely to meet any of the political and security goals or timelines President Bush set for it in January when he announced a major shift in U.S. policy, according to senior administration officials closely involved in the matter.

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