Friday, September 7, 2007

The Embarassment That Is Our President

He's at the APEC Summit...or so he's just learned;

"Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit," Bush said to Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
Oops. That would be APEC, the annual meeting of leaders from 21 Pacific Rim nations, not OPEC, the cartel of 12 major oil producers.

Neither the US nor Austrailia belong to OPEC.
Simple mistake? Well, the King of simple mistakes embarassed us yet again a few lines later;The president's next goof went uncorrected _ by him anyway. Talking about Howard's visit to Iraq last year to thank his country's soldiers serving there, Bush called them "Austrian troops."That one was fixed for him. Though tapes of the speech clearly show Bush saying "Austrian," the official text released by the White House switched it to "Australian."

That must've went well with our AustraILIAN allies.

Then he went out the wrong way and almost fell off the stage, but thanks to the help of Prime Minister John Howard, he was led out the right way.

I apologize to the rest of the world, Americans are not this stupid.

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