“I mean Ukraine”: Former US President George W. Bush called the invasion of Iraq “unjustified” (video)

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Bush's video speech quickly went viral on social media.

Former US President George W. Bush erroneously called the invasion of Iraq “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself by saying that he was referring to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

During a speech in Dallas, he touched on the war in Ukraine and criticized Russia's political system.

“The result is a lack of checks and balances in Russia, and a one-man decision to launch a completely unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” Bush said.

Then he nodded and corrected himself.

“I mean Ukraine,” he added.

Bush jokingly blamed his age for the mistake, and the audience laughed.

< p>The video speech of Bush's said error quickly went viral on social media, garnering over three million views on Twitter alone after the video was posted to Twitter by a Dallas News reporter.

“Speaking in Dallas this afternoon, former President George W. Bush made a significant verbal error when discussing the war in Ukraine. He called “a completely unjustified and brutal invasion,” but instead of Ukraine, he said “Iraq,” the reporter wrote.

In addition, in 2003, when Bush was president, the United States led the invasion of for weapons of mass destruction, which were never found.The long conflict claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Recall, on April 27, US President Joe Biden officially proposed to appoint diplomat Bridget Brink as ambassador to Ukraine.

It is noteworthy that Washington did not appoint an ambassador to Ukraine for almost three years after the resignation of Marie Yovanovitch, who resigned in May 2019 at the personal request of then-President Donald Trump following allegations of disloyalty.

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