Just another reminder to the Iraqi government that if they don't pass the Iraq Oil and Petroleum law no funding or aid from the United States. I know it mentions benchmarks and that President Bush is committed to helping the Iraqi government achieve important objectives.
The Iraq oil law is the big one and if all of Iraq can get behind this law and pass it in the Iraqi Parliament then reason would have it that all the other bills that need to be passed would be that much easier, at least we can all hope.
President Bush on Thursday assured Iraqi President Jalal Talabani that he is “fully committed'' to aiding the Iraqi government and dispatched a top aide to Baghdad to help leaders there make good on their promises. Talabani, whose visit to the United States has included medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., looked hearty as he sat in the Oval Office and defended his country's progress. “I told the president that I'm fully committed to helping the Iraqi government achieve important objectives,'' Bush said.