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U.S. President George W. Bush in Baghdad, on December 14, 2008. ) (Mohammed Jalil/ AFP/Getty Images/Mohammed Jalil/ AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President George W. Bush in Baghdad, on December 14, 2008. ) (Mohammed Jalil/ AFP/Getty Images/Mohammed Jalil/ AFP/Getty Images)

Beware the open microphone: politicians caught off guard Add to ...

U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were caught on an open microphone making comments in a private conversation about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I can't bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Mr. Sarkozy told Mr. Obama, who replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day." They were both unaware that microphones in the meeting room were on. It would not be the first time politicians were unaware of the open microphone.

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