Bush: If Iraq Says Leave, "We Would Leave."

President Bush said today if the Iraqi government were to ask the United States to leave Iraq, he would grant the request.

"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,’’ the president said during a Rose Garden news conference. "If they were to say leave, we would leave."

Last week, The Politico reported that some Republican leaders in Congress held the same view.

— Ryan Grim