A microphone picked up an unaware George Bush saying that Syria should press Hezbollah to "stop doing this shit" and that his secretary of state may go to the Middle East soon.
Bush, chomping on a piece of bread and calling for a diet Coke, said: "I think Condi (Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state) is going to go (to the Middle East) pretty soon."
Blair replied: "Right, that's all that matters, it will take some time to get that together."
Rice said on Sunday she was thinking of going to the region if it would help.
Blair added: "See, if she goes out she's got to succeed as it were, where as I can just go out and talk."
"See, the irony is what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over." Bush replied, without specifying who "they" are.