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George W. Bush accidentally calls Iraq invasion unjustified and brutal

In what some are calling an epic “Freudian slip,” former President George W. Bush accidentally called the invasion of Iraq “totally unwarranted and brutal” while discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Bush made the embarrassing mistake in a speech at his presidential center in Dallas, where he spoke about the importance of fair elections and criticized Russia’s autocratic system.

“The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and one man’s decision to launch a brutal and unwarranted invasion of Iraq,” Bush said, before shaking his head and correcting himself. I mean, from Ukraine.

As the audience fell into an awkward silence, Bush mumbled what sounded like the words “Iraq too, anyway,” drawing laughter from the crowd.

“I’m 75 years old,” Bush quickly added, blaming the slip on his advancing age and drawing more laughter from the crowd.

Former President George W. Bush accidentally called the invasion of Iraq

Former President George W. Bush accidentally called the invasion of Iraq “totally unwarranted and brutal” while speaking about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Bush delivered his longest comments yet on the war in Ukraine (above), but he made an embarrassing mistake in his remarks.

Bush delivered his longest comments yet on the war in Ukraine (above), but he made an embarrassing mistake in his remarks.

Critics have called the 2003 US pre-emptive invasion of Iraq (above), ordered by Bush, both unwarranted and brutal.

Critics have called the 2003 US pre-emptive invasion of Iraq (above), ordered by Bush, both unwarranted and brutal.

Critics have called the US preemptive invasion of Iraq in 2003, which Bush ordered, both unwarranted and brutal, and is widely seen as a major stain on his presidency.

The war was based on claims that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, although WMD stockpiles or programs were never discovered.

Claims by the Bush administration that Hussein had an operational relationship with Al Qaeda also turned out to be false.

The US involvement in the Iraq War lasted until 2011 and 4,825 coalition soldiers were killed. Many tens of thousands of Iraqis died as the conflict escalated into an insurgency and bloody civil war.

Bush’s comments drew immediate derision from his critics, who were quick to agree with his accidental assessment of the Iraq war.

“At least he finally admits that the invasion of Iraq was unwarranted,” one Twitter user wrote.

Bush's comments drew immediate derision from his critics, who were quick to agree with his accidental assessment of the Iraq war.

Bush’s comments drew immediate derision from his critics, who were quick to agree with his accidental assessment of the Iraq war.

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“Possibly the most significant fraudulent slip in the entire history of the Republican Party,” chimed in another.

I was wondering how the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq would be covered next year. Good,” wrote another.

‘Incredible slip. Bush admitted for a split second that the invasion of Iraq was completely bogus,” another tweeted.

Bush, speaking at Wednesday’s event focused on building confidence in elections and democracy, offered his most extensive public comments yet on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

He called Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky a “cool guy” and “the Churchill of the 21st century.”

Bush called Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky a

Bush called Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky a “cool guy.” The two met virtually earlier this month, as seen above.

Bush said Zelensky, whom he met virtually earlier this month, had “legitimacy” after winning the Ukraine election, adding: “and now he is heroically leading his nation against the invading Russian forces.”

‘On the contrary, the Russian elections are rigged. Political opponents are jailed or otherwise eliminated,” he added.

“The way countries conduct elections is indicative of how their leaders treat their own people and how nations behave toward other nations,” Bush said. “And nowhere is this shown more clearly than in Ukraine.”

“There is nothing more important than elections in a democracy,” he said.

“It’s really important and we have an obligation to stay true to our principles by holding free and fair elections,” Bush said.

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