George Bush makes notable gaffe, discusses the ‘unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq’ instead of Ukraine

Former president George W. Bush has been the talk of Twitter this week after making a most notable gaffe.

During a speech on Wednesday, Bush discussed the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “In contrast, Russian elections are rigged,” he said. “Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process.”

He continued, “The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.” He then corrected himself and blamed his age for the mistake.

However, social media users were quick to point out the irony between the Iraq invasion and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Oof. If you were George W. Bush, you think you’d just steer clear of giving any speech about one man launching a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion,” wrote former Michigan congressman Justin Amash.

“This should be admissible as evidence at The Hague,” said writer Daniel Denvir. Another wrote, “George W. Bush has always been the Michael Jordan of speaking gaffes but never expected a Freudian slip where he admitted to being a war criminal.”

As Detroit News reports, Bush has long been criticized for the invasion of Iraq, which began in 2003 and resulted in the deaths of more than 4,000 U.S. military personnel. Bush’s administration, at the time, claimed there were weapons of mass destructions in the country although United Nations inspectors later discovered no evidence weapons of the kind existed before the invasion.



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