“Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit,” Bush said to Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
Talking about Howard’s visit to Iraq last year to thank his country’s soldiers serving there, Bush called them “Austrian troops.”
Somehow this is related, this being Bush’s lack of geographic knowledge, to Miss South Carolina. Similar symptom of American ignorance. Or maybe Bush really thought he was in Austria, who knows? He certainly doesn’t seem to.