Iraq Benchmarks Report Card Shows War Policy Is Flunking, Says Menendez

Iraq Benchmarks Report Card Shows War Policy Is Flunking, Says Menendez

Washington - Today, the Bush Administration released the second report on benchmarks in Iraq and once again not a single benchmark has been met. Unsatisfactory progress has been made toward half of the 18 benchmarks and only one benchmark was added to the "statisfactory" progress list since the July report.

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement:

"This latest report card shows that the president's war policy is still flunking. It's clear that Iraq is light years away from security or political stability, and it's clear that four years of this war policy has brought us to this point. Not until the Iraqi security forces and government believe we will not be there forever will they take control of their country. Instead of the president's endless, no-exit plan, we must have a timetable for transitioning our mission and bringing our troops home."

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