Monday, July 17, 2006

Hey Hezbollah, we'll be back to pick you up later!

Once again, Bush meets his old nemesis, Mr. Microphone.


During a lunch with other leaders at the Group of Eight summit on Monday, Bush was caught on a live microphone talking in tough, occasionally profane terms with British Prime Minister Tony Blair about the latest conflict in the Middle East. Bush criticized the position taken by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, and said he would soon send Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the region.

"What they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over," Bush says with his mouth full as he buttered a piece of bread.

"Who, Syria?" asked Blair, standing next to the seated Bush.

"Right," Bush said. Within an hour, the remarks were broadcast on television stations, radio stations and websites around the world.


Megan said...

My favorite part of that conversation is where Bush thanks Blair for the sweater he sent him for his birthday. What kind of person gives someone a sweater in JULY?

yo sisters cube mate said...

I like this comment:

"No, just gonna make it up," he said. "I'm not going to talk too damn long, like the rest of them. Some of these guys talk too long."

Some of those guys are actually articulate and can form sentences Dubya...

Do us all a favor and stop talking off the top of your pointy little Weasel head!

vikkitikkitavi said...

Yeah, a sweater is exceedingly lame.

Hill said...

I loved the headline on this one, actually...

"The Sh*t Heard Round the World"

Classy, Dubbya. Classy.

Grant Miller said...

What a major league asshole.

Madison Guy said...

Check out my post titled
>“Bombing Pattern”
about the Beirut blog whose hits went from a couple hundred a day to 9,000 during the bombing. It's one thing to experience war through the eyes of journalists, no matter how brave, not to mention pundits pontificating from thousands of miles away. It's something else to get the view from the ground of people living through it. These are the kinds of stories that, in the past, we would read in people's memoirs years after the fact. Today we sweat it out live, as events unfold, and it's haunting.