Bush And His Benchmarks
Posted by nytexan on May 2, 2007
Bush vetoed a bill with benchmarks. Now isn’t that interesting, Bush set benchmarks for Iraq in January.
January 10, 2007, President’s Address to the Nation: ”A successful strategy for Iraq goes beyond military operations. Ordinary Iraqi citizens must see that military operations are accompanied by visible improvements in their neighborhoods and communities. So America will hold the Iraqi government to the benchmarks it has announced.
To establish its authority, the Iraqi government plans to take responsibility for security in all of Iraq’s provinces by November. To give every Iraqi citizen a stake in the country’s economy, Iraq will pass legislation to share oil revenues among all Iraqis. To show that it is committed to delivering a better life, the Iraqi government will spend $10 billion of its own money on reconstruction and infrastructure projects that will create new jobs. To empower local leaders, Iraqis plan to hold provincial elections later this year. And to allow more Iraqis to re-enter their nation’s political life, the government will reform de-Baathification laws, and establish a fair process for considering amendments to Iraq’s constitution. America will change our approach to help the Iraqi government as it works to meet these benchmarks“.
Uhm….didn’t Bush set benchmarks for Iraq in January? I thought so. I guess spring cleaning got rid of the benchmark idea. What a hypocrite. The Democrats need to stand strong and not give into Bush.