Actually President Bush was at least partially right when he let slip OPEC instead of APEC. What Bush meant was that he attending the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on behalf of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
So what that Bush confuses Austrians with Australians? Bush couldn't tell the difference between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. He couldn't tell the difference between Afghanistan and Iraq, and Iraq and Iran. Bush can't tell the difference between a hole in the ground and his you-know-what.
As to his strategy for exiting the stage, somebody please show Bush the door once and for all. Bush might want to slip out the back door but damn if he don't need to be made to come straight forward and held accountable for all his bumbling, bungling and fumbling of so many lives.