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Benchmarks vs. Deadlines to Curb Iraqi Violence

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Benchmarks vs. Deadlines to Curb Iraqi Violence

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Benchmarks vs. Deadlines to Curb Iraqi Violence

Benchmarks vs. Deadlines to Curb Iraqi Violence

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U.S. military representatives reported Tuesday that the Iraqi government had agreed to a deadline for curbing sectarian violence. But separate reports indicate Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected the possibility of a timeline, and President Bush on Wednesday talked of "benchmarks," not timelines.

Anne Garrels talks with Alex Chadwick about the confusion.

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