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U.S. service men and women are being killed and maimed while Iraq's government does virtually <i>nothing</i>:<br><br>
"Ten weeks into the security plan, even as U.S. lawmakers propose timelines for a U.S. troop withdrawal, there has been <span style="text-decoration:underline;">little or no progress</span> in achieving <b>three key political benchmarks</b> set by the Bush administration: new laws governing the sharing of Iraq's oil resources and allowing many former members of the banned Baath Party to return to their jobs, and amendments to Iraq's constitution. As divisions widen, a bitter, prolonged legislative struggle is hindering prospects for political reconciliation.<br><br>
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"Even if compromises are reached on the three benchmarks, it is unlikely the final legislation will resemble anything close to the Bush administration's blueprint. Maliki's aides are already stressing that they cannot control how the divided 275-member parliament will react to the proposals."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/25/AR2007042503076_pf.html" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...503076_pf.html</a>
 
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