With all the fuss about the Iraqi parliament wanting to take a vacation (like Congress never does...), as well as the notion of benchmarks, I have a modest proposal for both this and their efforts to make some political changes.
Offer a bonus. For instance, if they pass the oil-revenue sharing provision, we pick up the tab for five years. If they pass the $10 billion in reconstruction, we provide twice that figure. Performance bonuses - especially for exceeding goals - are normal practice in the business world. So, let's try it in war.