The Daily Mirror has the full transcript but here is an excerpt
BUSH: Yo, Blair – how are you doing?
BLAIR: I’m just…
BUSH: You’re leaving?
BLAIR: No, no, no not yet. On this trade thingy. This is a reference to discussions on agreeing a new international trade deal through the World Trade Organisation.
BUSH: You see, the thing is what they need to do is to get Syria, to get Hizbollah to stop doing this sh*t and it’s over. Bush is presumably complaining Russia should tell Syria to order Hizbollah to stop shelling Israel from Lebanon – the cause of the conflict.
BLAIR: Because I think this is all part of the same thing.
BLAIR: What does he think? He thinks if Lebanon turns out fine, if we get a solution in Israel and Palestine, Iraq goes in the right way… The discussion turns to wider issues but we are left puzzling what as the two leaders’ earlier conversation is inaudible.
BUSH: Yeah, yeah, he is sweet. This is a sarcastic reference to Syrian leader Bashar Assad, who the two leaders largely blame for the chaos in the Middle East.
BLAIR: He is honey. And that’s what the whole thing is about. It’s the same with Iraq. Blair is also being sarcastic about Assad. But we are left to guess at the link Blair sees between Lebanon and Iraq.
BUSH: I felt like telling Kofi to call, to get on the phone to Bashar and make something happen. Bush is tempted to ask Secretary General Annan to pile the pressure on Assad.
BUSH: No, just going to make it up. I’m not going to talk too damn long, like the rest of them. Some of them talk too long. Bush is annoyed at the long-windedness of his fellow leaders.
BUSH: Gotta go home. Got something to do tonight. How about you? Where are you going? Home? We have to keep this thing moving. I have to leave at 2:15. They want me out of here to free up their security forces. The Russians are obviously not that delighted at having so many world leaders on their turf.
BUSH: We’re not blaming Israel and we’re not blaming the Lebanese government. Bush knows the Lebanese government does not support the shelling of Israel but is too weak to stop Hizbollah operating from within the south of the country.
More controversially, he is refusing to blame Israel, even though the French and Russians have accused it of acting disproportionately in its response to the Hizbollah attacks on Israel over the last six days.
BLAIR: Is this…? This isn’t live, is it?
Finally! Blair has spotted the mic and realised the entire conversation has embarrassingly been relayed live around the world.
I got this by email earlier. As I was reading through it, I realized that most of the stuff that was said on talk radio (what I was listening to last night) was pure mockery! I guess I was not paying attention to what actually was said versus what the hosts inserted as part of the fun! But they also did mention that any channel broadcasting this would be heavely fined. Again, I don’t know how true that is … and I should seriously start being just a bit more attentive when it comes to certain things …but sometimes I just drift away … like right now! :p
Anyway! LOL. you know what. The world is run by a bunch of morons! seriously.
Iman, I dont know, after reading this and other things of this nature that have happened in the past I guess if we think that world leaders should be any better than the rest of us then we’re just begging to be decieved. Im remembering the infamous video of bush giving the camera the middle finger.
I believe we just give their intelligence and character much more credit than both deserve!
I mean, yeah they’re human (well at least in human form) but given their position in the world,you’d think they’ll be just a little bit more careful with their words/actions/etc… somewhere somehow, always there is someone who is bound to be tuned in…(from that same email): :d
Ronald Reagan Just before a radio address, he said into a live
microphone: “I’m pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation
which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes”
John Major: After finishing an interview in 1993, microphones recorded
the Prime Minister calling some of his Cabinet members “bastards”
President Bush An open microphone caught him describing a New York Times
reporter as a “major league asshole” at a 2000 campaign event
The Prince of Wales: His description of the BBC reporter Nicholas
Witchell as an “awful” man was overheard during his 2005 Swiss skiing holiday
It’s amazing how they have the world between their fingers.
Your post title is misleading though, they are talking about “getting syria to get hisbollah to stop shelling israel”.
Did Bush say Sh*t ?? Bahahahahaha. This is awesome.
You know, he’s a man of the people!
Now, are you seriously asking if the leaders of the free world are rational or not? Are you out of your mind?
And you think they discuss issues while holding a cup of tea and dressed up like dandies?
I don’t know, I tend to think of Bush and Blair and the way politics is run nothing different than what I see in Wast Balad Souq.
Okay,maybe more of a school backyard. You know, geeks,bullies,nerds,kids who get picked on, etc etc
Souq khuthra, I think Bush receives guest bel Kalsoon.
Can you ever imagine how politics are run between Arab leaders? I would love to hear a discussion between Asad and Ghadafi.