I was just listening to bbc and this is what i hear as they interview people live as they are in line to vote. A small but significant translational error follows:

bbc dude: "Who are you going to vote for?

iraqi dude: Ayad Allawi.

bbc dude: Why are you voting for Allawi?

iraqi dude: Yaani, zain, kh'osh rijaal...[I mean, he's a good guy]

translator: He can control the government, the country...

Notice how the Iraqi dude didn't say a damn thing about "control[ing] the government, the country"...So, does Allawi's party have "special" translators giving scripted answers? Or does the translator not speak Arabic? WTF!

Anyway, like I said before...whatever.



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