May 24, 2007, President George W. Bush said the following, when asked what the U.S. would do if the Iraqi government were to ask for American troops to be withdrawn:

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.

Mister President, please refer to the comments of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has endorsed the proposed plan of Barack Obama to withdraw American troops within two years.

As Ben Franklin once said “guests, like fish, begin to stink after three days.”

My guess is, it’s pretty ripe by now. It’s a shame John McCain can’t seem to smell it.