What's with people so obviously mispronouncing so often used words.
Iraq. "ee-RAHK" not "EYE-rack" Also Iran "ee-RAHN" not "EYE-ran"
Roll the r slightly if you really want to pronounce it correctly, but this is not a simple matter of rolling the R's or using the correct inflection. It is simply people not pronouncing the word anything near correctly. I cringed every time Sarah Palin said it. Was happy to hear Barry pronounce Pakistan fairly correctly. ("PAHK-ee-stahn")
I was interested to notice that most everyone is now using Mumbai instead of Bombay. I guess they had to pass a law or something in 1996.