Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the most stalwart supporters of the war in Iraq, said Thursday that he might propose that the Iraqi government meet certain benchmarks for the United States to continue its engagement.
Asked what penalty would be imposed if Iraq failed to meet his benchmarks, he said: "I think everybody knows the consequences. Haven't met the benchmarks? Obviously, then, we're not able to complete the mission. Then you have to examine your options."
Not only is McCain's characterizations of Romney's position dishonest, it's hypocritical. If you haven't read it, Matthew Miller has a great post on the topic of why Romney's private benchmarks are good policy for measuring progress and success.