In a logical conclusion that your scribe admittedly missed, but heartily endorses, a proposal to institute the principle of bench-marking to other wars, both large and small, is found here, by Keith of Indy.
He asks the right questions:
Where are the benchmarks for the War on Poverty?
Where are the benchmarks for the War on Drugs?
Where are the benchmarks to say we are doing well, or that current legislation needs to be altered or dropped?
We find it somewhat hard to believe that our elected representatives would be willing to impose on themselves the requests they ask of the citizenry and the Executive Branch of government.
H/T: Q And O