Friday, May 25, 2007

George Bush would end the war if Maliki asked

Apparently, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican who believes that the Iraqi government trumps the U.S. Congress on matters of national security.

Q Thank you, Mr. President. You say you want nothing short of victory, that leaving Iraq would be catastrophic; you once again mentioned al Qaeda. Does that mean that you are willing to leave American troops there, no matter what the Iraqi government does? I know this is a question we've asked before, but you can begin it with a "yes" or "no."

THE PRESIDENT: We are there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. This is a sovereign nation. Twelve million people went to the polls to approve a constitution. It's their government's choice. If they were to say, leave, we would leave.

I'd thought McConnell was just being obtuse when he made his comment, but apparently this really is the view of our leaders.

Via Americablog

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