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Former US President George W. Bush spoke of an “unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq” in a speech on the state of affairs in Ukraine. However, when he meant Ukraine, Bush immediately corrected himself. The speech was made by the TV station MSNBC transfer.

Bush delivered his speech in Texas at the institute named after him at Southern Methodist University. The former US President criticized the electoral system in Russia, which resulted in the absence of political control and led to the invasion of Ukraine. Bush verbatim:

“The result is the absence of control and one man’s decision to launch a totally unwarranted and brutal invasion of Iraq. Uh, I mean Ukraine.”

He then added “of Iraq too,” which caused laughter from the audience. The former US President cited his age to justify the slip of the tongue. Bush also commended Ukraine’s leadership as fighting in the country entered its third month. The ex-president called Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky a “cool little guy” and “21st century churchchill” comparing him to the famous British prime minister.

Earlier, Russian bloggers Vovan and Lexus published a video of their conversation with Bush about Ukraine and made excerpts from it available. In particular, Bush spoke out in favor of Ukraine joining NATO.

Operation Shock and Awe (later Iraqi Freedom) by US and anti-Iraqi coalition forces began on March 20, 2003. The official reason for the war was Washington’s statement about Saddam Hussein’s alleged links to international terrorism and information from the CIA about the alleged presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which was later not confirmed. The operation also took place without UN approval. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died in the war.

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