US President Joe Biden blundered Tuesday, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is losing the war in Iraq.
Putin, of course, is actually carrying out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, not the Middle Eastern country that the US and its allies invaded in 2003.
Answering reporters’ questions about Putin, Biden She said: « It’s hard to say, but he’s clearly losing the war in Iraq. »
« He’s losing the war at home, and he’s become a bit of a pariah around the world, » Biden added. “And it’s not just NATO. There is not only the European Union. It’s Japan. It’s, you know, 40 nations,” referring to the opposition against Putin.
Biden’s comments come less than a week after Putin saw Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin lead a failed rebellion against Russia’s military establishment. He approached Moscow with a column of tanks before retreating and being exiled to Belarus.
Biden has a long history of gaffes and bad speeches. In recent months, he’s referred to New Zealand’s famed rugby team as the All Blacks Black and Tans, confusing the sporting champions with an infamous British military unit. He confused Rishi Sunak’s job title, addressing the British prime minister as Mr. President.