Monday, July 17, 2006

Open Mike Catches Bush Blaming Syria for Hezbollah Escalation

This from truthdig:
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.

?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.

  • Watch the video here, or here or here

  • Best transcript of the full exchange

  • Blogger reaction:
  • 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.?

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