Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Government Has Not Met Most Legislative, Security, and Economic Benchmarks: Congressional Testimony
DIANE Publishing, 2007 - 15 pages
Statement on whether or not the gov┐t. of Iraq has met 18 benchmarks contained in an Act which requires a report on the status of the achievement of these benchmarks. The benchmarks cover Iraqi gov┐t. actions needed to advance reconciliation within Iraqi society, improve the security of the Iraqi pop┐n., provide essential services to the pop┐n., & promote economic well-being. In summary, the Iraqi gov┐t. met 3, partially met 4, & did not meet 11 of its 18 benchmarks. Overall, key legislation has not been passed, violence remains high, & it is unclear whether the Iraqi govt. will spend $10 billion in reconstruction funds. The gov┐t. has not enacted legislation on de-Ba┐athification, oil revenue sharing, provincial elections, amnesty, & militia disarmament. Tables.
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Page 14 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, this concludes my prepared statement. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.