French President Nicolas Sarkozy was overheard last week telling President Obama that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "a liar," according to reports from Reuters, The Associated Press and other news outlets.
Sarkozy also said of Netanyahu that "I can't stand him," the stories say.
While President Obama is facing some criticism over America's role in Libya — it's just the opposite for French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
He pushed for military action against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from the start of the uprising. A few critics have suggested Sarkozy's motives are linked to boosting his flagging domestic popularity.
But for the most part, Sarkozy's bold actions have earned him a rare respite from the usual barrage of criticism.