“I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls,” Putin told Sarkozy, referring to Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Mr Sarkozy responded: “Hang him?”
“Why not? The Americans hanged Saddam Hussein,” said Mr Putin.
Mr Sarkozy replied, using the familiar “tu”: “Yes but do you want to end up like [President] Bush?”
Mr Putin was briefly lost for words, then replied: “Ah, you have scored a point there.”
From Rebecca at FP Passport.