Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva yesterday blamed blue-eyed blondes for the world economic crisis. Said da Silva:
This crisis was caused by the irrational behavior of white people with blue eyes, who thought they knew everything and now show they know nothing.
Just what we need on the heels of Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, head of the European Union, calling the U.S. stimulus measures the “way to hell.” See “U.S. to EU: we don’t do ‘hell'” post below.
Likely international opportunism all, but disconcerting as much of the world now looks to the U.S. for the way out of this mess. Tom Friedman’s “Paging Uncle Sam” column states it perfectly. Not sure what color eyes Tom has.