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George W Bush Accidentally Criticises ‘Unjustified’ Invasion Of Iraq Instead Of Ukraine

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George W Bush made quite the blunder on Wednesday night during a speech when he confused the Iraq invasion with Ukraine.

The former US president, who was in the White House between 2001 and 2009, ordered the invasion of Iraq almost 20 years ago.

His administration justified the invasion by claiming there were weapons of mass destructions in the country, but inspectors from the UN later confirmed there was no evidence weapons of the kind existed prior to the invasion.

Bush has been heavily criticised for it ever since.

It was therefore a rather unfortunate slip of the tongue when Bush, discussing Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine, accidentally made a reference to Iraq.

“Russian elections are rigged,” Bush said in a clip which rapidly went viral. “Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process.

“The result is an absent 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.”

According to some viewers, he then muttered under his breath: “Iraq, too.”

Amid laughter from the audience, Bush resumed and made a reference to his age to explain his error: “Anyway – 75…”

And it wasn’t long before the Twitter reactions started to roll in.

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