As the presidential campaigns battle back and forth over what Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meant when he said he backs Obama's troop withdrawal plan, conservative bloggers come to aid of John McCainJohn Sidney McCainOvernight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments Senators revive effort to create McCain human rights commission MORE by pointing out Maliki now claims his comment was "not conveyed accurately." The White House meanwhile is dealing with some embarrassment after accidentally sending out a blast email to reporters informing them that Maliki agrees with Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaProgressive activist: Democratic nominee will 'need to ride a little bit to the center' Progressive activist: Democratic nominee will 'need to ride a little bit to the center' Juan Williams: Trump's incredible shrinking GOP MORE, not President Bush.

The McCain campaign reacted to Maliki's statement by optimistically claiming that it was a sign the McCain-supported