With the Iraqis now walking back their walk-back, I think the translation issue is now moot. Here’s spokesman al-Dabbagh, the guy who put out the walk-back statement released by CentCom, speaking just after Maliki’s meeting with Obama. The new line. No need to call it Obama’s timetable but we want a timetable with the exact same period of time.

Even the networks can’t avoid it …

Late Update: It must be getting serious. As TPM Reader EL points out, even The Page can’t avoid it.