“Latent language, it speaks the truth” for George W. Bush. The former US president wanted to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but was confused and spoke about Iraq, reminiscent of the US invasion and occupation of the Gulf country.
Bush made this verbal mistake in his speech to “The result is a lack of control and balance in Russia and a man's decision to launch a completely unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” he said. Bush shook his head before saying, “I mean in Ukraine.” “I'm 75,” he added quickly, blaming his age for the blunder, causing the crowd to laugh again.
Speaking in Dallas this afternoon, former President George. W Bush made a significant verbal slip-up while discussing the war in Ukraine.
He tried referencing what he described as the “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion” — but said Iraq, instead of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/tw0VNJzKmE
— Michael Williams (@michaeldamianw) May 19, 2022
We recall that the Gulf War began on March 20, 2003 under the pretext of “possession of weapons of mass destruction by the Iraqi regime”, met with enormous reactions in all over the world, but also inside the US, while the US occupation ended only in 2011, in December.