- The former president of the USA George W. Bush made a blunder while discussing the Russian war in Ukraine
- Rather than saying the war in Ukraine, Bush said the invasion of Iraq while addressing the presidential centre
- The mistake went viral on social media with many people saying that Bush finally admitted that the Iraq invasion was brutal
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TEXAS - The 43rd President of the United States of America George W. Bush caused laughter to erupt which quickly fell to silence after he accidentally described the war in Ukraine as the invasion of Iraq.
Bush was addressing the presidential centre in Dallas, on Wednesday 18 May. The former president was lambasting the Russian political system and said the invasion of Iraq was 'wholly unjustified and brutal'.
Bush was noticeably embarrassed and shook his head before correcting himself. He blamed the error on his age, TimesLIVE reported. The US led an invasion of Iraq when Bush was President in 2003 which resulted in the death of 1000s.
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The invasion was to search for mass destruction weapons that were supposedly owned by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The weapons were never found. According to The Daily Mail, the war in Iraq continued until 2011.
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The comments spread like wildfire on social media after a clip of the blunder was shared on Twitter.
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People worldwide were convinced that the former president did not misspeak but it was rather his guilty conscious playing up:
“He made no mistake because he knows the truth that any form of attack/ invasion is brutal especially when they as the US were after the wealth of that country.”
“He meant every word.”
“When conscious speak it breaks all protocols.”
“It was his soul speaking its truth when he said Iraq's invasion.”
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“The truth comes out one way or another.”
Ukrainian hacktivists are using social media to plan coordinated attacks on Russian institutions and companies
In a related matter, Briefly News also reported a silent war is fought online by Ukrainian hackers against Russian websites by sending an avalanche of traffic requests that render them useless.
A recent survey illustrated Russia topped the list of countries that had passwords and sensitive data found on the open web earlier this year.
Hackers from Ukraine use the social media network Telegram to interact and figure out which Russian websites it plans to attack, Wired reports. One such group known as Network Battalion 65 hacked into the servers of a state-owned broadcaster and released two decades' worth of emails amounting to over 900 000, the Washington Post reports.
Source: Briefly News