Call off the Kooks… MEDIA MISTRANSLATES MALIKI!

Wow!… What a major mistake by the mainstream media.
It’s as if they are rooting for Obama or something.
They mistranslated Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki on withdrawing US troops again.

It’s just too bad the Obama camp already released this statement on the mistranslated Maliki remarks:

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Bummer.
The antiwar Democrats want so desperately to claim the win in Iraq as their own.
What Democrats seem to forget is that Maliki is not a Democrat-
He wants success in Iraq.

CNN via Drudge reported:

A German magazine quoted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as saying that he backed a proposal by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months.

“U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months,” he said in an interview with Der Spiegel that was released Saturday.

“That, we think, would be the right time frame for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes,” he said.

But a spokesman for al-Maliki said his remarks “were misunderstood, mistranslated and not conveyed accurately.”

Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the possibility of troop withdrawal was based on the continuance of security improvements, echoing statements that the White House made Friday after a meeting between al-Maliki and U.S. President Bush.

HotAir noticed this earlier today that Der Spiegel was changing its versions of the story.

Joshua adds this final thought on Spiegel’s misadventure:

Combining Reuters with quotes from Der Speigel is like combining the liberal fashionista fascist fest of Moulitsas DailyKooks and Arianna HuffNPuffs!
An evil combination of BDS and leftist lunacy.

The Jokers and the Tokers. Talk about a “dark K-night” of moonbattery…

Ya, ya this is Der Spiegel. PM Maliki, do you like Spandex? We think you’d look so good Sir. PM responds, “Uhhh huh? What are you a bunch of freaks?” Der Spiegel reports, “PM hints he is a freak for spandex!”

UPDATE: Someone needs to forward this to Josh Marshall who still is gloating over yesterday’s mistranslated misreports.

UPDATE 2: Greyhawk notes how the media is also misreporting John McCain’s statements on withdrawing troops.

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