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'A brutal invasion of Iraq': Bush's Freudian slip while decrying Russia

The former US President George W Bush described Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as "the 21st century Churchill"

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Former US President George W Bush made a verbal faux pas on Wednesday when he accidentally said “Iraq" instead of “Ukraine" while condemning Russia’s invasion.

While speaking at an event at his presidential center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Bush described it as the “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq", immediately realising the mistake.

"I mean, of Ukraine," he corrected himself immediately, adding under his breath, “Iraq, too,". Laughing along with the audience after the slip-up, the 75-year-old pinned the mistake on his age.

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 2:06 PM IST

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