Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), on the Iraqi Parliament considering a U.S. withdrawal measure:
RUSSERT: But the duly elected people’s bodies, the U.S. Congress and the Iraqi parliament, say they want a troop withdrawal. That’s more than a poll. Isn’t that the voice of the people?
McCAIN: Well, the–as far as the Iraqi parliament is concerned, the Iraqi government obviously doesn’t feel that way, their–the representatives in their government. Second of all, there is some, a certain amount of domestic political calculations involved there in what the Iraqi “parliament” said.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.), on the same issue on the same day:
“I read just this week that a significant number of the Iraqi parliament want to vote to ask us to leave. I want to assure you, Wolf, if they vote to ask us to leave, we’ll be glad to comply with their request.”
Which one is the Republican line?