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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 01:34 AM
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6. when the Iraqi parliament passes the legislation that allows
only British and USofA oil corporations the rights to produce/refine their oil and the legislation must provide that the production costs are on top of the corporation profits and both come before the Iraqi interests and profits, that is a benchmark. That is the only benchmark this admin gives a hoot about. When that happens then there will be a decrease in troops and some PR efforts to withdrawal.

There will never be a full withdrawal if that law is signed into effect, there will be US corporate interests there that will need military protection.

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  -Exactly what is a "benchmark"? bluestateguy  May-19-07 01:16 AM   #0 
  - It's all Bush learned from his MBA program. n/t  Heaven and Earth   May-19-07 01:18 AM   #1 
  - It's when Bush says the Iraqis are doing a heckuva job.  sfexpat2000   May-19-07 01:19 AM   #2 
  - something pigeons leave on park benches?  Ghost in the Machine   May-19-07 01:20 AM   #3 
  - Actually, it's what Tony Blair left behind on the bench,  Karenina   May-19-07 08:34 PM   #20 
  - And it has a whiff of sports jocks' lingo too.  Cleita   May-19-07 01:24 AM   #4 
  - A benchmark is a pre-determined performance criterion.  patrice   May-19-07 01:31 AM   #5 
  - Kinda like all those preconditions Bush ignored...  Orsino   May-19-07 08:44 AM   #12 
     - I'm very sorry to say - Exactly.  patrice   May-19-07 06:48 PM   #17 
        - Paraguay! Here's information on that strange move:  Judi Lynn   May-19-07 07:46 PM   #19 
           - Thanks for this information! Very odd!  patrice   May-19-07 11:06 PM   #24 
  - when the Iraqi parliament passes the legislation that allows  merh   May-19-07 01:34 AM   #6 
  - True. This is the only benchmark which really counts to them.  Robbien   May-19-07 07:49 AM   #10 
     - Yup and if you look into Iraq's history  merh   May-19-07 08:41 AM   #11 
        - I heard an interview on the subject  Robbien   May-19-07 09:09 AM   #14 
           - Have you read this article discussing the nationalists and the  merh   May-19-07 10:20 AM   #15 
  - Well, on computers it's a diagnostic tool  magellan   May-19-07 01:37 AM   #7 
  - Depends..  qdemn7   May-19-07 01:37 AM   #8 
  - Well first you'll need ...  Everybody   May-19-07 07:13 AM   #9 
  - The sporting equivalent of the "ass groove" on your favorite Barc-o-lounger n/t  burythehatchet   May-19-07 09:01 AM   #13 
  - bush's idea of a benchmark  radfringe   May-19-07 10:29 AM   #16 
  - It's the term we use  LWolf   May-19-07 07:38 PM   #18 
  - it is a mind-bogglingly stupid misnomer  frogcycle   May-19-07 08:53 PM   #21 
     - You took the word right from my mouth -- milestone  Samantha   May-19-07 09:19 PM   #22 
        - including the run like hell part?  frogcycle   May-19-07 10:35 PM   #23 
 

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