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US President George W. Bush expressed his frustration over the situation in the Middle East by using an expletive in comments to British Prime Minister Tony Blair Monday.
Not realizing his remarks were being picked up by a microphone at a summit of world leaders, Bush bluntly expressed his frustration with the actions of Hizbullah.
"See, the irony is what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hizbullah to stop doing this shit and it's over," Bush told Blair in a discussion before the Group of Eight leaders began their lunch.
Bush's remarks were picked up by the summit's closed-circuit television, which was filming the leaders sitting down to eat. Normally, the images would have been transmitted with sound that does not allow reporters to pick out individual comments. But in this case a microphone picked up Bush's comments to Blair.
Blair, whose remarks were not as clearly heard, appeared to be pressing Bush about the importance of getting international peacekeepers into the region.
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