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Gaffe as George W Bush slams Russia's 'wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq'

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Former US president George W Bush made a gaffe when he accidentally condemned Russia's "unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq".Bush, who sent US forces into Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein during his presidency, made the error in a speech about democracy on Wednesday."Russian elections are rigged," said the 75-year-old. "Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process. "The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia. "The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq...

I mean of Ukraine."Bush tried to laugh off his slip of the tongue and blamed age for the faux pax, as spectators in the audience roared with laughter.

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