Thursday, May 10, 2007
Translation Problem of the Day
Focus Magazine said Saturday it removed Olmert's statements about blitzing Iran with thousands of cruise missiles due to translation problems.
And it goes on to say—
Olmert had been quoted as saying Tehran's controversial nuclear program could be knocked back by years using a 10-day barrage of precision cruise missiles. The Israeli government issued a statement Saturday calling the quotes in accurate [sic].
YNetNews said Focus agreed and removed the quotes.
The Jerusalem Post reported that Olmert had been speaking off the record; however the statements caused some consternation among Likud members who feared public-relations damage.
I wonder which words the magazine didn't understand: "thousands"? "cruise missiles"? "10-day barrage"?
Or maybe it was "off the record."