Opps by Sarckosy and Obammer

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Nadja, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Picked this up on another site and thought that you all might be interestede! Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'liar' Obama agrees
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    <NOBR>Microphones</NOBR> accidently left on after G20 meeting <NOBR>pick up</NOBR> private
    conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he
    'can't stand' Israeli premier. Obama: You're fed up with him? I
    have to deal with him every day!

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President
    Barack Obama that he could not "stand" Prime Minister Benjamin
    Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier "is a liar."

    According to a Monday report in the French website "Arret sur
    Images," after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on
    Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to
    further discuss the matters of the day.

    The conversation apparently began with President Obama
    criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would
    be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership <NOBR>bid</NOBR> in UNESCO
    despite Washington's strong objection to the move.

    The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time
    Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According
    to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I
    have to deal with him every day!"

    The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the
    two leaders' microphones were accidently left on, making the
    would-be private comment embarrassingly public.

    The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes,
    during which the conversation between the two heads of state –
    which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to
    members the press, who were still in possession of headsets
    provided by the Elysée for the sake of simultaneous translation
    during the G20 press conference.

    "By the time the (media) services at the Elysée realize it, it
    was on for at least three minutes," one journalist told the
    website. Still, he said that reporters "did not have a chance to
    take advantage of this fluke."

    The surprising lack of coverage may be explained by a report
    alleging that journalists present at the event were requested to
    sign an agreement to keep mum on the embarrassing comments. A
    Reuters reporter was among the journalists present and can
    confirm the veracity of the comments.

    A member of the media confirmed Monday that "there were
    discussions between journalists and they agreed not to publish
    the comments due to the sensitivity of the issue."

    He added that while it was annoying to have to refrain from
    publishing the information, the journalists are subject to
    precise rules of conduct.

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  2. Opinionated

    Opinionated Monkey+

    What I find troubling is that this means that Obammy does in fact have some grasp of the obvious.

    First solid sign I've seen of that.
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  3. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    I just thought that everyone should have an opportunity to see this before it is deleted as usual
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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    He'll be dancing a jig to cure that hole in his foot. How can Hillary operate now?
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  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    obummer has made a career of opening his pie hole and inserting his big flat foot. Not a surprise. :D

    Hey, obummer........ [oops]
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  6. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny


    What the hell kind of reporting is that? Reporters should be tripping over, and stabbing eachother in the back just to get the news out. I guess they are too busy trying to find more women to claim a harrassment charge on Cain than they are about reporting the truth.

    I guess I picked the wrong profession, because I sure would be reporting all the stuff that they are too embarassed, whimpy, or scared to print.
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  7. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Our national embarrassment on the world stage.
  8. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I'm glad to learn that some world leaders are not as blind as they appear to be. My low as could be opinion of Obama just rose slightly. If only he had the cajones to come out and say it publicly.
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Ya see, don't you, that he was simply agreeing with Sark for political gain, and one upping him. Couldn't stand that someone else had a story not as "good" as his own. Ego strikes again. The fact that it went public is a completely different issue.
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