Obama Caught on Live Mic Blasting Netanyahu to French PM

: ‘You’re Fed Up With Him But I Have to Deal With Him Every Day!

In a “faux pas” for the ages, President Barack Obama conducted what he assumed was a private conversation about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with French President Nicolas Sarkozy after the G20 summit on Thursday. The only problem, however, was that the microphones the two men were wearing from their earlier press conference, had not in fact been turned off. What ensued was a major public embarrassment after both Obama and the French PM disparaged Netanyahu, saying they cannot “stand” dealing with him.

According to a Monday report in the French website “Arret sur Images,” Sarkozy told Obama, “I cannot stand him [Netanyahu]. He is a liar.” Rather than exercising diplomacy, however, Obama hopped on the bash-wagon, reportedly telling Sarkozy: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

Ynet adds:

    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 bid in UNESCO despite Washington’s strong objection to the move.

    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.

    The surprising lack of coverage may be explained by a report alleging that reporters present at the event were requested to sign an agreement to keep mum on the subject of the embarrassing comments.

According to Ynet, 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.”

That explains why the world has not heard about the incident until now. Even more troubling, is the fact that journalists are meant to expose the truth, not hide it.

While it perhaps comes as no surprise that Obama harbors little affection for the Israeli PM, to have his true feelings revealed publicly in such a manner highlights the disingenuousness of any of his past complimentary sentiments for Netanyahu, and thus, is truly a cringe-worthy moment for the president.

November 8, 2011 | 22 Comments »

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  1. The larger immediate context for this unsavory exchange was the recently disclosed inconvenient truth about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Who,then,has been the only one telling the truth? Repeatedly,
    the one falsely accused of being less than truthful.
    Moreover, between these US and French leaders, who now will be good to his word, not only in word but even more critically in deed, to counter as much as necessary the inconvenient truth about Iran?

  2. Alan,

    Congratulations! You’ve made it past the spamblock hurdle! If I can just learn how to spew out continuous inane vomit the way you do, I won’t get blocked so much!

  3. Prime Minister Harper of Canada to bibi: “I can’t stand this guy Bonzo Ovomit. He’s a damn coward, a crook, a liar and a Muzzie!”

    Prime Minister netanyahu of Israel to Steve Harper: “you can’t stand him? Gosh, I’ve got to put up with his manure, piss and Jew-bait every day Steve!”

  4. It doesn’t surprise me one bit with his record of Jew-hate over the years, of Rev. Wright, of Ayers, Khalidi, Samantha Power, Zbig, Robert Malley, of non-stop carping, complaining and pressuring Israel (too bad bibi often doesn’t have the balls to stand up to him), and giving 1.4 Billion of our money to Palestinian Muzzy scum.

    The guy is and always has been an Anti-Semite. No wonder why he loves the OCCUPY groups because they love the same kind of Nazis he does like Soros, and the kind he supposedly doesn’t like David Duke…but remember Bonzo Ovomit is still the same asswipe who sat reverently next to Grand Kleagle Byrd in the Senate. He’s as much a Racist and an Anti-Semite as his aforementioned buddies are and were. And a coward to boot.

    Time for Liberal Jews to wake up and smell the coffee…or say, how do you like your anti-Semitism today? With deli mustard and kraut??? How about some fries!

  5. Not really. The door kicker with the birth certificate play the tapes of him getting slammed by Netanyahu at the Oval Office and for the record. No one gives a flying petunia about the quasi islamic at the WH.

  6. Nothing really surprising here, except: “I have to deal with him every day”. What? really! What does POTUS and Bibi talk about “every day”?

  7. Sarko’s islamofrance as well as other degenerate branches of the human species would love to get their filthy paws on the ISRAELI natural gas and oil reserves which are growing constantly and would be on line for export in less than two years. Internal supplies will flow to us in less than one year.
    But they know this is not Libya or Nigeria.
    Israel will soon have income and reserves far surpassing that of the bankrupt dredges over euro dumps and proportionally over the Kenyan half breed as well.
    That is what the frog legs and snail sucker envies.

  8. G-20: A Play

    Reporter: Mr. Netanyahu, are you offended at Msrs. Sarkozy and Obama calling you a liar?

    Netanyahu: Of course not! We are the best of friends! This is just a case of friendly kidding!

    Sarkozy (to Obama): See? I TOLD you he’s a liar!

  9. I am thankful that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not have the good opinion of these liberal leaders. I would be worried if he did.

    Now, maybe people can stop asking the silly question, ‘is President Obama a friend of Israel?’ Asked and answered people, although most of us knew the answer before President Obama was even in office.

    Now the gloves are off and Netanyahu does not have to pretend any more. Thank goodness!

  10. Ha, Ha, Ha. ROFLMAO. Again, the old yiddish saying proves true, “Mann tracht und Gott lacht” = “Man plans and
    G-d laughs”. You have to be blind in spirit and intellect to NOT see HaSh-m’s Hand guiding Israel and the Apple of His eye, the Jews, His witnesses on earth and nation of priests to the world.

  11. Also interesting is that reporters signed an agreement not to report on embarrassing moments. Wonder what else the media is prevented from reporting on.

  12. ‘You’re Fed Up With Him But I Have to Deal With Him Every Day!’

    And unfortunately, the American people have to deal with Obama every day.

  13. Obama and Sarkozy would like to hand Israel over to her would-be executioners in order to appease the muslim ummah and are incensed that the Israeli PM refuses to cooperate in the demise of this own country.

  14. Laura is correct and so is rongrand.

    But that doesn’t mean Sarkozy was not dead-on correct when he characterizd Netanyahu as a liar.

    How many promises has this chief of the currently-empowered Judenrat of Israel man break to the people who supported his for public office?

    Think on it.

    Arnold Harris
    Mount Horeb WI

  15. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama are two turkeys, as they say “birds of a feather flock together”.

    Both are anti-Semites and are not friends of Israel.