Get Us An Easier Test!

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The Washington Post reports what people who've been paying attention to the National Security Network's measuring the benchmarks will already know, namely that the "Iraqi government is unlikely to meet any of the political and security goals or timelines President Bush set for it in January when he announced a major shift in U.S. policy."

Naturally, in response to this the administration plans to . . . abandon their own chosen benchmarks and instead "officials are marshaling alternative evidence of progress to persuade Congress to continue supporting the war."

Defense Department photo by Sgt. Michael Pryor, US Army.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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