Sarkozy to Obama: Netanyahu Is a 'Liar'

Funny You Should Say That.

I listened to M.J. Rosenberg interviewed by the heroic Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio this morning on the way to work. (Love you iPhone!) Rosenberg's latest article[1] has a photo of Bibi Netanyahu captioned: "Israel's threatened attack on Iran may be a ploy to gain further international support." Coincidentally, here is the top Google News story from when I opened my browser home page:

Sarkozy to Obama: Netanyahu is a 'liar'
Washington Post (blog) - ‎14 minutes ago‎
(Charles Dharapak — Associated Press) In diplomacy, as in politics, there are plenty of cases in which a world leader has been caught unaware on a “hot” microphone. There have been fewer, if any, in which that leader has been caught ...

And here's another top story from this morning:
Iran liesWill anybody else put these things together? Let's see.

There is much to say about the Iran war drums. And after the jump, there are lots more copied news articles on Nicolas Sarkozy's comments, President Obama's reply and the media reaction. I posted more on these here.

Reports: Sarkozy Heard Telling Obama That Netanyahu Is 'A Liar'
NPR (blog) - ‎52 minutes ago‎
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was overheard last week telling President Obama that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "a liar," according to reports from Reuters, The Associated Press and other news outlets. ...

Busted: Sarkozy backstabs Netanyahu at the G20 summit. But sychophantic [sic] French ...
Telegraph.co.uk (blog) - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Will Heaven Politics Last updated: November 8th, 2011 French journalists – not the bravest of their trade – have been truly rumbled this week after a pro-Sarkozy cover-up was exposed by the international press. It started with a private conversation ...

Obama didn't defend Israeli PM Netanyahu after Sarkozy called him a 'liar'
The Hill (blog) - ‎58 minutes ago‎
President Obama did not refute French President Nicholas Sarkozy's characterization of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "liar," a relevation [sic] that Obama's Republican opponents will surely use to ...

Why the French kept quiet on the hot mic
Politico (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
I wondered last night what a group of French reporters was thinking in deciding not to report candid comments by Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama, picked up on a hot mic. The reporter who did break the story, Dan Israel, explained the situation to me a ...

Obama & Sarkozy Diss Netanyahu
American Spectator (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
During last week's G-20 Summit in Cannes, President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were overheard discussing their mutual disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ...

Sarkozy to Obama: I'm fed up with Netanyahu
CBS News - ‎37 minutes ago‎
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama walk together during arrivals for the G20 summit in Cannes, France, Nov. 3, 2011. President Obama and his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, were reportedly caught in a candid moment expressing ...

Sarkozy exposed by gaffe over Israel's Netanyahu
BBC News - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The first rule of politics: "Don't ever speak in front of a live microphone, if you don't want to be overheard." The comments that have heaped embarrassment on French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack ...

Journalists Overhear Private Exchange Between Obama and Sarkozy, Report Says
New York Times (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
It marks another chapter in the close, if occasionally awkward, relationship between President Obama and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. After the two leaders appeared together at a news conference during a G20 summit meeting in ...

Sarkozy Heard Calling Netanyahu a 'Liar'
Wall Street Journal - ‎47 minutes ago‎
PARIS—France's President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" during a recent conversation with US President Barack Obama that was overheard by reporters, according to a French website's report of ...

Poor Barry!
Power Line (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
He has to deal with that miscreant Benjamin Netanyahu every day! That is what President Obama said, apparently, to Nicolas Sarkozy when he thought his microphone was turned off. Drudge is headlining this story, so it is not exactly a scoop. ...

Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu a liar, Obama seems to sympathize
AMERICAblog (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
Auparavant, les deux dirigeants se sont affligés à huis clos de leurs relations difficiles avec le premier ministre israélien Benyamin Nétanyahou. Translated, more or less: "Earlier, the two leaders ...

Sarkozy tells Obama Netanyahu is a "liar"
Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
1 of 2. France's President Nicolas Sarkozy waves to people as he crosses a street before visiting the Strasbourg University library in the French eastern city of Strasbourg November 8, 2011. By Yann Le Guernigou PARIS (Reuters) - French President ...

Israeli Prime Minister Is a Liar, French President Tells Obama
ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the 66th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo) French President Sarkozy called ...

Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'a liar' in private conversation with Obama
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS (JTA) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a liar" in a private conversation with President Obama. The exchange between the two world leaders was overheard by several journalists on Nov. ...

[1] At least at Al Jazeera, which regularly runs his articles. The original publisher of Rosenberg's stuff is Foreign Policy Matters, a Media Matters project.

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