Ex president United States of America George W Bush wrongly called the invasion of Iraq when he was about to criticize Russia regarding its aggression against Ukraine.
In a speech at an event at his presidential home on Wednesday evening, Bush called Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal.
However, instead of mentioning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Bush said the invasion of Iraq. In fact, the invasion of Iraq that occurred in 2003 was the result of his orders while still serving as president.
“The result of the absence of checks and balances in Russia, was the decision of one man to launch a brutal invasion of Iraq … I mean Ukraine,” Bush said quickly correcting his statement.
Quoted NewsWeekBush’s mistake also invited laughter from the invited guests who were present.
Bush served as president when the terror events of September 11, 2001 or 9/11 occurred. The biggest act of terror in Uncle Sam’s land has also become a scourge for security and counter-terrorism in the US.
Two years later, Bush deployed US troops to Iraq and Afghanistan to hunt down the perpetrators of 9/11, the leader of Al-Qaeda.
In addition, the US also accused Iraq of storing weapons of mass destruction. However, the allegations have never been proven to this day.
As a result of the brutal actions of the US military at that time, Iraq was hit by a prolonged conflict that killed hundreds of thousands of people.
The US invasion also caused many civilians in the land of Mesopotamia to flee.
Because of this, Bush’s statement quickly went viral on social media.