French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama  Microphones accidentally left on after the G20 meeting pick up a private conversation between US and French presidents.  Sarkozy admits he "can't stand" Israeli premier.  Obama:  You're fed up with him?  I have to deal with him every day!

French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama that he could "not stand' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier "is a liar."  According to a Monday report in the French website "Arret sur Images," after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room to further discuss the matters of the day.  The conversation apparently began with president Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO, despite Washington's strong objection to the move.  The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared, "I cannot stand him, he is a liar."  According to the report, Obama replied, "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!"  The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leader's microphones were accidentally left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.  The communications faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which time the conversation between the two heads of state - which quickly reverted to other matters - which was all but open to members of the press, who were still in possession of head sets provided by the Elysee for the sake of simultaneous translation during the G20 press conference.  "By the time the media services at the Elysee realized it, it was on for at least three minutes," one journalist told the website.  Still, he said the reporters "did not have time to take advantage of this fluke."  The surprising lack of coverage may be explained by a report alleging that journalists present at the event were requested to sign an agreement to keep mum the embarrassing comments.  A Reuters reporter was among the journalists present and can confirm the veracity of the comments.  A member of the media confirmed Monday that "there were discussions between journalists and they agreed not to publish the comments due to the sensitivity of the issue."  He added that while it was annoying to have to refrain from publishing the information, the journalists are subject to precise rules of conduct.    

Commentary:  The Word of God never fails:  "There is nothing covered that will not be revealed, neither hid, that will not be known" Luke 12:2.  "The tongue is a little member and boasts great things.  Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!" James 3:5.    "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people" Proverbs 14:34.