McClatchy Washington Bureau | 07/11/2007 | Few Iraq benchmarks have been met, McClatchy analysis shows

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 07/11/2007 | Few Iraq benchmarks have been met, McClatchy analysis shows: “Here is the full list of 18 benchmarks set by Congress in May, with a short description by McClatchy of the status of each.
(1) Forming a Constitutional Review Committee and then completing the constitutional review.
The Iraqi government has appointed a Constitutional Review Committee, but that group hasn’t met yet or begun the constitutional review process.
(2) Enacting and implementing legislation on de-Baathification.
In March, the Iraqi parliament considered a de-Baathification law, but Shiite legislators objected and the law died.
(3) Enacting and implementing legislation to ensure the equitable distribution of hydrocarbon resources of the people of Iraq without regard to the sect or ethnicity of recipients, and enacting and implementing legislation to ensure that the energy resources of Iraq benefit Sunni Arabs, Shia Arabs, Kurds and other Iraqi citizens in an equitable manner.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki announced unanimous Cabinet approval of a draft hydrocarbon law. But on Wednesday, Kurdish politicians said they opposed the latest version of the law. The draft law hasn’t been published.”

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