Every now and then, I, like everyon else, get really odd search strings. I've never completely understood why people phrase their searches as questions. Google is a search engine, not an oracle. Anyway. I mention all this to say:
To the dear reader who was wondering, "Did President Bush trade nuclear secrets for mangoes [sic]
?" I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, "No." One of the few benefits of continuing to allow South Florida to be in the Union (for good reasons why we shouldn't, see the collected works of Dave Barry) is that we have a strategic reserve of domestic mango growth, and are not forced to pimp out our national secrets to fulfill our collective craving for a juicy, juicy mango.
Next week on Ask the Mango
: Is Dick Cheney really a duck-billed platypus?
(P.S. -- Dear Reader, what you're looking for is this statement
. First, Prime Minister Singh says,
I'm particularly pleased that we have reached an understanding on the implementation of our agreement on civil nuclear cooperation of July 18, 2005. I have conveyed to the President that India has finalized the identification of civilian facilities to which we had committed. I was also happy to hear from the President that he now intended to approach the U.S. Congress to amend U.S. laws and the Nuclear Supplier Group to adjust its guideline. We will discuss with the International Atomic Energy Agency in regard to fashioning an appropriate India-specific safeguards agreement. You will appreciate I cannot say more now, while our parliament is in session.
And then, deep into President Bush's section of the joint remarks, after all of the references to serious things, we find this:
And, oh, by the way, Mr. Prime Minister, the United States is looking forward to eating Indian mangos. Part of liberalizing trade is to open up markets. And as a result of your leadership, and our hard work, we are opening up markets. Our agricultural knowledge initiative is an important initiative for both countries, where we'll fund joint agricultural research projects.
UPDATE: Another Dear Reader asks the Google Oracle, "Can I see a picture of a mango?"
Well, Dear Reader, today is your lucky day. Not only you can, you may. And you will!
In fact, you can see lots of mangos!
However, you cannot see a picture of THIS mango. I'm sure you understand.
Thank you for Asking the Mango