“The longer I’m here, the more I’m persuaded that Iraq cannot be analyzed by these kinds of discrete benchmarks. You could not achieve any of them and still have a situation where arguably the country is moving in the right direction. And conversely, I think you could achieve them all and still not be heading towards stability, security and overall success in Iraq.”
US Ambassador to Iraq
(served under seven administrations)
New York Times Interview 4/7/07
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