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Progress report on Iraq benchmarks

The US Congress required President George W Bush to submit an interim report by 15 July, assessing the progress of the Iraqi government against 18 benchmarks.

BENCHMARKS IN IRAQ

  SATISFACTORY NOT SATISFACTORY
Constitutional review  
De-Ba'athification laws   X
Distribution of oil revenues  
Independent electoral commission  
Disarming of militias  
Training of three key Iraqi army brigades  
Providing Iraqi commanders with authority to pursue US troop "surge" without political interference  
Even handed law enforcement by Iraqi forces  
Reduce sectarian violence  
Establish joint US-Iraqi security stations in Baghdad  
Increase number of Iraqi security forces capable of operating independently  
Protect rights of minority political parties  
Allocation of $10bn in Iraqi reconstruction  
Ensure political authorities are not undermining security forces  
Enacting and implementing legislation on procedures to form semi-autonomous regions  
Enacting and implementing legislation addressing amnesty Mixed  Mixed 
Ensure that the Baghdad security plan will not provide a safe haven for any outlaws, regardless of their political affiliation  
Establishing supporting political, media, economic and services committees in Baghdad in support of the security plan  



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