At the G8 summit for world leaders, President Bush was caught on a live microphone telling Tony Blair that he held Syria accountable for Hezbollah?s actions against Israel.[youtube]UW4Cy1AeCdE[/youtube]
?What they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it?s over,? Bush told Blair while chewing on a buttered roll.
Important: This is not a hypocrisy alert. Bush?s unguarded statements were for the most part consistent with his public ones. But it?s still a fascinating glimpse into his manner of interaction with America?s closest ally.
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Best transcript of the full exchange
The Carpetbagger Report: ?The president often comes across as an unsophisticated simpleton in public...but incidents like this...suggest Bush is even less impressive in private.?