Now that's pretty sensible.
I have to admit, I like this Iraq proposal from the Dems:
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) indicated that the next bill will include benchmarks for Iraq -- such as passing a law to share oil revenue, quelling religious violence and disarming sectarian militias -- to keep its government on course. Failure to meet benchmarks could cost Baghdad billions of dollars in nonmilitary aid, and the administration would be required to report to Congress every 30 days on the military and political situation in Iraq.
Makes a lot more sense than wholly artificial timetables. If the Iraq government is going to be a Shia bludgeon, why bother?