Former U.S. President George W. Bush has forever stood by his decision to order the invasion of Iraq.
But in a speech given in Dallas on Wednesday, while attempting to talk trash on Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin and the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, Bush accidentally appeared to condemn his own unprovoked war instead.
“Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process,” Bush said about Putin’s Russia. “The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.”
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We don’t know about you, but that’s one hell of a Freudian slip. Though no, this doesn’t actually signify a change of heart. “Anyway, uh, 75,” Bush joked, referring to his own age. Yuk yuk, right?
Bush is known for many things: Blowing off direct warnings of an imminent terror attack in the months prior to 9/11; presiding over the collapse of the U.S. economy caused in part (but not all) by his administration’s policies. But his signature accomplishment was the unprovoked invasion, based on lies about WMDs which in the end did nothing to resolve the war on terror and killed at least 400,000 people.