Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Profiles In Fierce Advocacy: Sometimes The Mikes Are On When You're Saying What You Think'

http://bit.ly/w1tsgB

Oh my. Just saw this at Al Jazeera:
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, a "liar" in a conversation with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, accidentally broadcast to journalists at last week's G20 summit in the French resort of Cannes.

"I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on.

Reporters in a separate location listened in to a simultaneous translation as Obama responded, according to a French interpreter: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you."

France's Sarkozy called Netanyahu 'a liar'

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Quel horreur, when will pols check to see if the mike is off? What a mess. Furious backpedaling by the ever suave Sarkozy or the Minister for Foreign Affairs fairly soon is my guess.
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