At a news conference yesterday in the Rose Garden, the Pres said this:
Washington - US President George W Bush, who has warned that a hasty US pullout from Iraq would be catastrophic, said on Thursday that US forces would leave if the fledgling Baghdad government asked them to.
"We are there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. This is a sovereign nation," he said at a White House press conference."If they were to say 'leave', we would leave."
Would someone send me the link top where Saddam invited the US? Let me see if I have this right? Iraq invited us to invade? Iraq asked for democracy? Iraq chose the people for the parliment? That last question is a trick question! Iraqis voted, yes but did they choose who was to run for office? Back to the questions! Iraqis invited the violence? Do you really think a puppet government will ask us to leave? Only when we tell them to ask us to leave.
My point is--this just more of the Rovian spin that has kept this country ass deep in a problem without a solution.