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Old 09.11.2011, 00:48
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Sarkozy & Obama gaffe during G20




American & French presidents overheard when their microphones were accidentaly left on after a press conference during G20 summit.

Sarkozy: I can't bear Netanyahu. He's a liar.

Obama: You're fed up with him but I have to deal with him more often than you.
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Old 09.11.2011, 00:58
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Re: Sarkozy & Obama gaffe during G20

So what's your point?

I don't think it is a gaffe by these two - just like Brown, they are probably speaking the truth. Tbh if people were more honest, it might help things along.
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Re: Sarkozy & Obama gaffe during G20

It sure is a gaffe. Total honesty is a recipe for disaster IMO.

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Old 09.11.2011, 11:21
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Tbh if people were more honest, it might help things along.
damn... are we really ready for hundreds of thousands of unemployed politicians?
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American & French presidents overheard when their microphones were accidentaly left on after a press conference during G20 summit.

Sarkozy: I can't bear Netanyahu. He's a liar.

Obama: You're fed up with him but I have to deal with him more often than you.

I admire Politicians who say out loud what most others are thinking.

We all know who wears the trousers in the U.S. - Israel relationship (and it's not the U.S.) and unfortunately Obama's hands are pretty well tied due to the policies of others before him.
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Re: Sarkozy & Obama gaffe during G20

I'm glad we got a peek into what these guys really think about Netanyahu. I've never liked the guy and he is a total liar - and terrorist in my humble opinion.
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Old 09.11.2011, 15:29
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Re: Sarkozy & Obama gaffe during G20

I might just start liking the French
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I admire Politicians who say out loud what most others are thinking.

We all know who wears the trousers in the U.S. - Israel relationship (and it's not the U.S.) and unfortunately Obama's hands are pretty well tied due to the policies of others before him.
I think people would admire them more if they said what they meant in public. The point was they didn't know the microphones had been left on, the gaffe was that they were overheard.
Good on them for their opinions though, even if they didn't want anyone else to hear.
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American & French presidents overheard when their microphones were accidentaly left on after a press conference during G20 summit.

Sarkozy: I can't bear Netanyahu. He's a liar.

Obama: You're fed up with him but I have to deal with him more often than you.
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So what's your point?

I don't think it is a gaffe by these two - just like Brown, they are probably speaking the truth. Tbh if people were more honest, it might help things along.
While it is something of a social gaffe to be caught out speaking unfavorably about someone who may overhear (or to say it to or in the presence of) someone who will let it get on to the point that the subject finds out BUT I think the critical part, which is important and reassuring in some way is that they are "open" to each other about such things.

It makes no difference if Sarkozy or Obama tell you or I what they think about anyone - that they tell each other though, that's important. It may not be helpful with an eye toward "everyone's" thoughts of US / Allies keeping out of everyone else's business but to me it is reassuring that the leaders of countries who are allied do obviously feel they can speak freely with each other privately.

Of course, not everyone is keen on the idea of leaders being "chummy" with each other but well, there it is.
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