There are many Bushisms that are outrageous and this one too at first sight seems to be the same. But except for the fact that only
All countries' affluent people (that would cover the rich and the middle class) are responsible for so many things -- forced displacement of rural/remote/tribal communities from their habitats, ecological devastation, excessive industralisation's pollution of air, water and soil etc.
But what is more hypocritical about Indians criticising Bush for this statement are two things:
1) There are enough affluent Indians themselves who think that the poor people of
I also asked him the potential future effect on agricultural production in the country of the land grab in rural
So, it is hypocritical for Indians to go hammer and tongs at Bush on this particular issue.
2) And where they should go hammer and tongs at Bush these very Indians are cowardly silent. And that is on the issue of the dubious and illegal war on