In his new memoirs, President George W. Bush reveals that Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was chastising Democrats for pressuring for a withdrawal from Iraq even as he himself asked Bush to do the same thing in order to help the GOP.
McConnell urged the president to bring home some troops from Iraq in order to avoid a "shellacking" in the 2006 midterm elections, even as he scolded Democratic leaders, referring to their call for withdrawal as a plan to "retreat."
Recently, McConnell told the Heritage Foundation he wants to "cooperate" with Democrats "on shared goals," because "it´s about doing what´s best for our country." Prior to that, he said the top goal of his party is for Obama to serve just one term.