But a senior military official in Iraq said top American commanders expressed surprise and confusion over Mr. Maliki’s published remarks. The official added, however, that no American officers spoke to the Iraqi prime minister or any of his top aides about them.Slem statsminister! Slem! Og det er ikke første gang! Hvorfor vil du ikke bare lystre?!
“This isn’t the first time this has happened with the prime minister,” said the senior military official, noting that Mr. Maliki or his top aides have had to issue clarifications previously of comments that Iraqi or foreign journalists have reported the prime minister said. “All of us were going, ‘What? What did he say, why did he say it and was it accurate?’ ”
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