Global food crisis - An analysis by George Bush

How George Bush served two terms of presidency of the United States of America is something I can never comprehend completely. He basically comes across as a poor decision-maker, lacks crisis management skills and is a source of inspiration to people interested in garbling up English grammar for general use [Wikiquote link]. Or even fun.

His latest gems come out in the form of an analysis of the world’s food crisis and squarely laying the blame on India’s middle class. This follows a similar allegation from his top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, who had earlier asked India and China to “eat less”. While speaking in Missouri, Bush has stated:-

...the more prosperous the world is, the more opportunity there is.
Why yes of course, sir. Quote of a genius. Please carry on.
So, for example, just as an interesting thought for you, there are 350 million people in India who are classified as middle class. That's bigger than America. Their middle class is larger than our entire population.
So the context of his speech seems like a dig at how Americans are probably running dry (pun intended). And definitely, the thought is immensely interesting. Like there was nothing more interesting. Next please, Mr. President.
And when you start getting wealth, you start demanding better nutrition and better food. And so demand is high, and that causes the price to go up…
Wow. If ever I was too smart myself to analyze the world food crisis, I’d definitely say that the rise of the Indian middle class is to be blamed for it. How can we demand better nutrition? We are a third world country with absolutely no rights to better food.

So what if we don’t use our maize fields for bio-fuels to serve energy problems over food deficiencies. It makes sense diverting agricultural fields from food to ethanol production. Doesn’t it, Mr. President? And he replies.
No contest. We're an unbelievably compassionate nation.
Thanks for your time, Mr. Bush. You are truly great. Apart from your diplomatic and leadership skills, you can see through covered binocular lenses. No ordinary man can do that. [Picture courtesy: Humor Vids]



  Krishna Aradhi

Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:19:00 AM PDT

When I read what Condoleezza Rice said a few days back, I was enraged. The same argument that you put forward came to my mind: these guys are diverting agricultural land to produce bio-fuel crops and they blame us for price rise? They suck!

And yes, they also conveniently forget the drought in Australia, which is called the 'Granary of the World'.


Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 6:10:00 AM PDT

this proves that to be the president of USA,you don't have to be an economist, can do without common sense :P

India and china are what driving their markets without us they would have been in recession long,long back!!!!


Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 10:39:00 PM PDT

pic says it all.......
bush is a gone case.......... C rice comes as a surprise......i thought she was intelligent enough........now she also the part of the illustrious "Bush club"........


Monday, May 5, 2008 at 3:53:00 AM PDT

Yes. Thanks for your opinion.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7:02:00 AM PDT

The pic says it all...Bush can't actually see, but is very good at pretending that he is not blind! America is in safe hands...at least those around him can see!


Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 4:47:00 AM PDT

What surprises me is that some people got enraged over what he said. LOL.

It's like crying when a joker pulls a trick on you. You know he's not meant to be taken seriously.


Friday, May 9, 2008 at 6:53:00 AM PDT

@Vinod Sharma, sarkywoman
Of course, yes.


Monday, May 12, 2008 at 2:31:00 AM PDT

he again blamed india and china for fuel price hike and consumption . but statistics says different story about fuel consumption. what say?
n one more thing jst check ur fourth paragraph.. line is "their middle class is larger than our entire population"..


Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:00:00 AM PDT

What blatant propaganda is being propagated by Mr. Bush even if it may have the slightest whiff of rational basis!!!


Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 9:53:00 AM PDT

I think India have replied well.


Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 1:59:00 PM PDT

very well written :)


Monday, June 9, 2008 at 5:58:00 AM PDT

@ :)