In a speech, former US President George W. Bush inadvertently called the invasion of Iraq “totally unjustified and brutal” while talking about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He immediately corrected and fixed himself at his age. “I am 75 years old,” Bush said. Check it out above.
After his slip, he muttered, “Iraq too…” and then the audience laughed. But not everyone found his comment equally funny. It immediately sparked ridicule and criticism on social media.
The United States invaded Iraq in 2003, when Bush was president, on suspicion of possessing weapons of mass destruction and terrorists. These weapons were never found, and a conflict ensued that killed more than a quarter of a million people, including nearly 5,000 American soldiers.
Critics have called the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which Bush ordered unjustified, cruel, and a disgrace to his presidency.
In January, outrage erupted in the United States when President Biden was found guilty of insulting a journalist while his microphone was still on. Biden isn’t the only president to make a statement that wasn’t intended to the public. Check it out in the video below.
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