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Open Microphone Picks Up Bush Expletive at G-8 Summit


An open microphone at Monday's lunch of Group of Eight leaders recorded President Bush speaking bluntly about the situation in the Middle East.

While he thought he was talking privately with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the microphone picked up Mr. Bush using an expletive to describe Hezbollah's attacks on Israel.

Mr. Blair realized the microphone was on and quickly turned it off.

White House spokesman Tony Snow says Mr. Bush rolled his eyes and laughed when he was told his private comments were recorded.

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