In a gaffe made during a speech at an event in Dallas, Texas, former United States president, George W Bush accidentally condemned the invasion of ”Iraq” by Russian leader, Vladimir Putin.

According to a report carried carried by the BBC, Bush ended up correcting himself by saying that he was gtalking about ‘Ukraine’, not Iraq, while addressing the Dallas gathering at a platform where he spoke about the impportance of fair elections.

The BBC reported that Bush had no kind words for Putin when he spoke of:

“the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq… I mean of Ukraine”.

In 2003 when Bush was still at the helm, the US declared war on Iraq over weapons of mass destruction that were never found.