Former President George W. Bush confuses Ukraine with Iraq by talking about "brutal and unwarranted invasions"

MADRID, 19 May.

Former President George W. Bush confuses Ukraine with Iraq by talking about "brutal and unwarranted invasions"

MADRID, 19 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -

Former US President George W. Bush has confused Ukraine with Iraq when speaking about "brutal and unjustified invasions" during an event in Dallas, although he has quickly corrected his mistake and has justified himself by stating that he is 75 years old.

Bush has denounced that "Russian elections are rigged" and that "political opponents are imprisoned or eliminated to participate in the electoral process." "The result is an absence of a control system in Russia and one man's decision to launch a totally unwarranted and brutal invasion of Iraq," he added.

"I want to say Ukraine," the former president clarified. At this moment, Bush said in a lower voice "Iraq too" and added that he "is 75 years old", to the laughter of those present. The war in Iraq was launched by Bush himself in 2003, two years after the September 11 attacks and amid criticism of the lack of justification and international support.

During his speech, the former US president also described the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, as "a nice guy" and as "the Churchill of the 21st century", according to the Fox News television network. "The way countries hold elections reflects the way leaders treat their people and how nations behave towards other nations. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in Ukraine," he concluded.


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