White People with Blue Eyes

From Sky News today:

Brazil’s President, while meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Thursday, said the global financial crisis was caused by “white people with blue eyes.”

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvamade made the comments after talks with Brown to try to forge a global consensus on how to save the worldwide economy.

During a press conference, da Silva, a socialist who told Brown poor countries should not have to suffer because of the mistakes of the rich, suddenly pointed his finger at Brown and said, “This is a crisis that was caused by white people with blue eyes. And before the crisis, they looked as if they knew everything about economics.”

Sky News’ Joey Jones said it was an “uncomfortable” moment for Brown.

Because we all need a laugh from time to time.