Blame it on his age, former US President George W Bush surprised everybody when he mistook Ukraine’s invasion for Iraq.
During a speech in Dallas, US, he mistakenly denounced the “wholly unjustified invasion of Iraq”, instead of Ukraine.
It was under his administration, in 2003, that the US forces had invaded Iraq.
The major slip-up led to a stunned silence among the audience as the former president realized his error and blamed it on his age.
“The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” the former US President Bush said before pausing for a moment. “I mean, of Ukraine… I am 75,”
Bush is heard saying in a video that has now gone viral. As he corrects himself, the audience burst into laughter.
The Internet exploded with memes after Bush’s goof-up. “He tried referencing what he described as the “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion” — but said Iraq, instead of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/tw0VNJzKmE,” said a
“Honestly, the best part is when he shrugged and muttered, “well, Iraq too” under his breath afterward. That’s a commitment to the flub,” a Twitter user said.
A few described it as a “Freudian slip for the ages”. “This is a Freudian slip for the ages…He told truth for once,” said another