WASHINGTON -- Congressional auditors have determined that the Iraqi government has failed to meet a majority of political and military goals laid out by lawmakers to assess President Bush's Iraq war strategy, according to three officials familiar with the matter.
The Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm, will report that at least 13 of the 18 benchmarks to measure success remain unfulfilled before a Sept. 15 deadline for the president to give a detailed accounting of the Iraq situation, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the report has not been made public.
They also said the Bush administration is preparing to play down the findings, by arguing that Congress ordered the GAO to use unfair "all or nothing" standards when compiling the document. [my em]
The propaganda is already coming in like the high tide and it'll get deeper when
All we're doing is throwing good money after bad, throwing good lives away. It's time to end it, period. No more money. No more lives. Nothing else for Cheney's plan of taking the Iraqis' oil.