French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “liar” in remarks to US President Barack Obama overheard by journalists.
“I can’t stand him any more, he’s a liar,” Mr Sarkozy said in French.
“You may be sick of him, but me, I have to deal with him every day,” Mr Obama replied.
I say ‘dammit’ because the President kind of got sucked into this one*, although God knows it’s not like there isn’t ample empirical evidence that liberals are always up to hear somebody else bitch and moan about the Jews. Anyway, the BBC is reporting that Le Monde “referred to the conversation without the quotes.” That’s enough to not make this one single-sourced anymore.
PS: Just for the record: if you’re European, kindly zip your lip about those darn Israelis unless you’re from either Denmark, or (to a much lesser extent) Bulgaria. Thanks in advance.