George Bush Jr. condemns his "brutal invasion" of Iraq with a slip of the tongue!
Former US President George Bush (Jr.) sparked a wide interaction in the media and on social media, after a slip of the tongue in which he signed about the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
The former president claimed during his speech at the Bush Institute on Wednesday that it was the electoral system in Russia that led to the escalation in Ukraine. He said: "The Russian elections are fake... The result is the absence of accountability in Russia and the decision of one man to launch an unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean Ukraine...
Bush continued, confused, amid laughter from the audience, "and Iraq as well," and added in an attempt to overcome the embarrassing situation: "I am 75 years old."
Commenting on Bush's gaffe, CNN pointed out that a cable previously published by the US Central Intelligence Agency cast more doubt about the main claims used by the Bush administration to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
It dropped the information that Muhammad Atta, one of the minds The mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, met an Iraqi official in the Czech Republic, a few months before the attacks.
The Bush administration had repeatedly said that Atta had met an Iraqi agent named Ahmed Al-Ayan in Prague in April 2001, and had used the report to link Iraq to the September 11 attacks.
Then-CIA Director John Brennan included part of the cable in a letter to Michigan Senator Carl Levin, retired chairman of the Armed Services Committee, who in turn released the letter Thursday.
According to Russia Today, the cable says, "No person from the anti-terrorist or FBI experts... said he had evidence or knew, that Atta was a fact in Prague, and in fact the analysts are the exact opposite."
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