And Sarkozy then gave an interview, and – no doubt smarting from being told what could and could not be discussed by the dogged Merkel – fingered Greece as the cause of all the recent troubles:
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said allowing Greece into the eurozone in 2001 was a "mistake".
He said Greece was "not ready" at the time. But, he added, it could be rescued thanks to Wednesday's EU deal on the euro debt crisis.
Naturally, the Greeks have a different view:
In response, Greece's foreign minister told the BBC that Athens was not the source of the crisis, and that no country should be made a scapegoat.
But Deep Throat is convinced of one thing: that President Sarkozy now bewares Greeks bearing bonds ...