It’s a Bush-ism for the ages.
Former President George W. Bush made a significant slip-up when he detailed the “wholly unjustified” invasion of Iraq throughout a speech in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday.
Bush, who has dealt together with his fair proportion of slip-ups over time, made the error whereas referencing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and silencing of political opponents.
“The choice of 1 man to launch an entirely unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” Bush mentioned earlier than correcting his error.
“I imply, of Ukraine… I’m 75.”
You’ll be able to watch Bush’s main fumble beneath.
The slip-up brings to thoughts the previous president’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, a transfer by his administration to remove weapons of mass destruction he alleged have been within the nation.
United Nations inspectors later discovered no evidence of weapons of mass destruction existed within the nation earlier than the U.S. assault. Critics have extensively panned Bush over the assault within the almost twenty years since.
Bush’s error got here throughout a part of an occasion centered on election security and the U.S. democracy on the George W. Bush Presidential Middle in Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The previous president made his “most intensive public feedback” in regards to the invasion of Ukraine. His speech included a comparability of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy to a “twenty first century” Winston Churchill.