This is Bushism for the ages.
Former President George W Bush made a major omission Wednesday during a speech in Dallas, Texas, detailing an “absolutely unjustified” invasion of Iraq.
Bush, who has dealt with his fair share of slip-ups over the years, made an error when referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and silencing political opponents.
Bush, before correcting his mistake, said, “One man’s decision to launch a totally unfair and brutal invasion of Iraq.”
“I mean, from Ukraine … I’m 75 years old.”
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The slip-up calls to mind the former president’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, a move by his administration to remove the weapons of mass destruction he alleged were in the country.
UN inspectors later learned that there was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in the country prior to the US attack. Critics have widely criticized Bush for the attacks that spanned nearly two decades.
Bush’s error occurred during an event focused on election security and American democracy at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The former president made his “most comprehensive public comment” about the invasion of Ukraine. In his speech Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was compared to “21st century” Winston Churchill.