ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - It wasn't meant to be overheard. Private luncheon conversations among world leaders, picked up by a microphone, provided a rare window into both banter and substance — including President Bush cursing Hezbollah's attacks against Israel.
Bush expressed his frustration with the United Nations and his disgust with the militant Islamic group and its backers in Syria as he talked to British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the closing lunch at the Group of Eight summit.
"See the irony is that what they need to do is to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s--- and it's over," Bush told Blair as he chewed on a buttered roll.
"F---ing A", replied Blair. "Those A--h---s."
Bush then told Blair he felt like telling U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who visited the gathered leaders, to “kiss my a—“.
"Oh, h--- yes!" agreed Blair. "That m-----f----- should do some serious a-- kissing."
The President also suggested Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice might “visit the f---ing region soon” because when it comes to negotiation "she is the s---!"
Finally, just before noticing the microphone was live, Mr. Bush added that the luncheon tasted like “s--- on a shingle”.
"Hot s--- on a shingle," said Blair. "Hot s--- on a m-----f---ing shingle."
When an aide mentioned that the microphone had been on the whole time, Bush and Blair exclaimed simultaneously "Oh s---, we're f---ed!"