Former US President George W. Bush has spoken out against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine. During a speech in Dallas, USA, he erroneously denounced “complete irrational aggression on Iraq” instead of Ukraine.
It was under his administration that, in 2003, U.S. forces invaded Iraq.
The former president’s misunderstanding and blaming for his age led to a shocking silence among the main slip-up audience.
“One man’s decision to launch a completely unjust and brutal invasion of Iraq,” former US President George W. Bush said before taking a moment’s break. “I mean, Ukraine … I’m 75,” Mr. Bush is heard saying in a video that has now gone viral. The audience burst into laughter as he corrected himself.
Former President George W. Bush in a speech in Dallas this afternoon. W. Bush made an important verbal slip-up while discussing the war in Ukraine.
He tried to describe it as “completely unjust and brutal aggression” – but Iraq instead of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/tw0VNJzKmE
– Michael Williams (@michaeldamianw) May 19, 2022
Some social media users can’t believe what they hear.
– Andrew Jerrell Jones, Luke 1:37 (IG: twdbk3) (lsluggahjells) May 19, 2022
“Honestly, the best part is when he shrugged his shoulders and muttered, ‘Well, Iraq, too, under his breath later. That’s a promise to Flub,'” said one Twitter user.
Honestly, the best part is when he shrugs and mutters “OK, Iraq too” under his breath.
That flub promises
– Vespertine (@istanidla) May 19, 2022
Some have described it as a “Freudian slip for ages.”
This is a Freudian slip for ages.
– Chris C (@DSonlrac) May 19, 2022
One person said the video would be played repeatedly for decades.
Yes it will be played for decades, even centuries
– sʙᴇsᴛᴏs (@asbestos) May 19, 2022
Speaking at the event on Wednesday, the former US president said “Russia’s election has been rigged” and that political opponents have been imprisoned or otherwise excluded from the electoral process. He also condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine.
During the speech, former President George W. Bush compared Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Winton Churchill.