From the UK Timesonline website:
The remarks appeared to boost Mr Obama but left the White House and the McCain campaign with a dilemma. The Republican candidate’s representatives found themselves in the extraordinary position of implying that the Iraqis did not really mean what they were saying.
So what’s the story here? Last week it looked like a German magazine caught the Iraqi Prime Minister endorsing a schedule. Then the Iraqis via the U.S. said “No, that was a mistranslation.”
Can’t they get their stories straight?