For some, it’s the slip of the century, even if it’s not ridiculous. The language of George W. Bush, the former president of the United States, erupted this Wednesday, May 18, when he wanted to attack Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine. “Someone’s decision to launch a completely unjust and brutal invasion of Iraq – I mean Ukraine …”he tried the correction, while giving a speech for his Texas foundation. “I am 75 years old”quickly justified the former president in front of a wild audience.
Slip of the century during a speech on the war in Ukraine by former U.S. President George W. Bush
“Someone’s decision to launch a completely unjust and brutal invasion of Iraq … I mean Ukraine”pic.twitter.com/XUeTiA8wjC
—Charles Villa (@charlesvillaa) May 19, 2022
The Iraq war, which he launched in 2003, was justified by false information, which led the American public to believe that Saddam Hussein’s regime had weapons of mass destruction. Between 2003 and 2011, the conflict resulted in the deaths of more than 100,000 civilians and a geopolitical unrest whose consequences the inhabitants of the Middle East continue to pay the consequences, especially with the emergence of the Islamic State.
Since the end of his presidency in 2008, George W. Bush has continued to defend the legitimacy of the invasion of Iraq. In his memoirs, published in 2010, Bush insisted that “Removing Saddam from power was the right decision (…) despite all the hardships that followed, America is safer without a murderous dictator pursuing weapons of mass destruction and supporting terrorism at the heart of the Middle East. “. He just admitted “US soldiers sent to war based on information turned out to be false”but repeated that “blind” through information passed on to its management.
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Described by the American press as a stubborn optimist, lacking curiosity and common sense, George W. Bush is a confusing character. His memoir ends with a smoke story. Shortly after leaving the White House, Bush moved to Texas and walked his dog Barney one morning. “Barney found our neighbor’s lawn, where he quickly went to his business. There I was, the former President of the United States, with a plastic bag in my hand, picking up what I had avoided for eight years, ” he wrote, by conclusion. An entire program.
Self-portrait in the shower
After his retirement from political life, George W. Bush went on to build a sprawling $ 250 million complex, where his archives are located, his foundation, and where he gives speeches, as of this Wednesday. He also exhibited his paintings there. The former Texas governor actually loved painting and signed his works using his artist name: “W”.
This Sunday the artist first practiced by sketching his pets and curious self-portraits showing him in his shower. These atypical drawings ended up on the Internet, after his mailbox was hacked.
Then, he put in his head the painting of the heads of state he met during his mandate. Vladimir Poutine, Tony Blair or Nicolas Sarkozy passed under the brush of someone who was mocking while playing that he had “Rembrandt kept to himself”. The genius that slept in him was obviously struggling to get out. “The paintings are pretty primitive and amateurish, that’s how I remember him as president »judged Paul Chan, an American actor, in the New York Times.
Enthusiastic about painting, George W. Bush also began selling wood. On his 600 -acre Texas ranch, he grows living oaks, slime oak and bald cypress that he sells to landscapers. “I’m not retired, I’m an arborist”proudly the former president of American television programs filming him, exploring his land in a golf car or 4×4.
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Relentlessly, George W. Bush returned to the political scene, primarily to oppose Donald Trump, who came from a Republican Party like him. The Texan refused to support the New York billionaire in the 2016 presidential election, despite no call to vote for his rival Hillary Clinton. During the Trump era, Bush also stood in favor of immigrants to the United States.
An “artistic” rebellion. In the painting he is now protesting, especially by publishing a gallery of photographs of immigrants to promote “benefits brought by immigrants to the countries”. Would the world have been better off if he had picked up the brush earlier?