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 McCainTrump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing Democrats need a 'celebrity' candidate — and it's not Biden or Sanders Juan Williams: The high price of working for Trump 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 ObamaFive former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Time for Democrats to accept reality Air Force Academy will no longer allow transgender students to enroll MORE, not President Bush.

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