Memo to Andrea Mitchell

Watching Morning Joe and commenting on PM Maliki’s interview with Der Spiegel where he endorsed essentially Obama’s withdrawal plan and then after CENTCOM put the pressure on, they half-walked it back (and then walked back their walk back), Mitchell described how Maliki’s office said there was a translation issue with the magazine.  All true, until Mitchell referred to the language in question as “Iraqi”.

Someone tell her Iraqi is not a language.  Rather the people of Iraq speak A-R-A-B-I-C.  Just like people from the United States don’t speak American but English.

Published in: on July 21, 2008 at 11:39 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. i think it’s the McCain campaign (and McCain) who’s lost in translation.

    PZ Myers is right. it’s a very W–I–D–E border!


  2. Query: Is that anything like a “wide stance?”

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