In an unintentionally broadcasted conversation, Bush told Blair that Syria should press on Hezbollah “to stop doing this shit.” Yahoo Newson the comments this morning, but I thought that I would give you a taste here.
“What about Kofi Annan? I dont like the sequence of it. His attitude is basically ceasefire and everything else happens,” said Bush.
“What does he think? He thinks if Lebanon turns out fine, if he gets a solution in Israel and Palestine, Iraq goes in the right way, he’s done it. That’s what this whole thing’s about. It’s the same with Iran,” added Blair.
But Blair also cautioned that “the thing that is really difficult is you can’t stop this unless you get this international presence agreed,” an apparent reference to the G8 leaders’ call for UN consideration of an international security force in Lebanon.
Bush said he wanted to tell “Kofi to get on the phone with (Syria President Bashar al) Assad and make something happen. We’re not blaming Israel and we’re not blaming the Lebanese government.”
I think it is great that we are able to hear the private thoughts of the president. It kind of makes me feel even about that phone tapping garbage.