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.

Iraq: we want US troops out in two years – Times Online

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?