(Bright Citizen.com) One of the things you learn in business is that it is best to keep all your options open. It is dangerous to voice your feelings of the moment. The Guardian of the reported on the subject on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 as well as other news sources saying,
French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar” in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week’s G20 summit in Cannes.
“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.
“You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you,” Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.
The representative leaders of countries should be standing above the fray. They should not be criticizing or calling names of other political leaders as that is a poor representation of their country. Both Barak Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy are an examples of that.
On the American side, the ‘hope and change’ honeymoon with Mr. Obama has come to an end as evidenced by his approval ratings with leaders in the United States, therefore these types of comments from Barak Obama are no surprise. Many are still flabbergasted that the President of the United States ignorantly bowed to the Japanese emperor on 14 November 2009. He evidently didn’t know how to deal with the world’s leaders and clearly that is overflowing with his dealing with American’s important ally Israel.
More importantly, Sarkozy should maybe consider the background of the Israeli situation as no one wants to have their land taken from them.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no liar but one of the most reliable leaders in the Middle East. We wish people who have been selected to represent their nations will make an extra effort to stay above the fray of name calling and derogatory comments which should be limited to children on the playground.