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Thursday, 5 July 2007

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"So, then it says, 'in 300yds, turn right. You have reached Iraq'!"

GEORGE W Bush this week admitted the war in Iraq was a mistake but blamed the invasion on his Satnav system.

The President said the final decision to take action was made by his $350 navigation device instead of giving him directions to a golf course near his home town in Texas.

"I remember the day well," he told TheSpoof.com. "I was supposed to be playing a few quiet holes with Dick Cheney in the afternoon and I thought I typed in the address to the golf course correctly but I must have got it wrong.

"It did seem a bit strange when the machine told me to declare war and oust Saddam claiming he possessed WMDs but I thought maybe it was some kind of shortcut.

"Before I had time to consider that it might have been a mistake by the manufacturers I found myself giving a press conference in the White House announcing that we would be sending troops in and using 'shock and awe' tactics and all that.

"I was a bit embarrassed to be honest so I just kept quiet. Looking back though I should probably have said something at the time."

This is not the first time President Bus has courted controversy. In 2001, he crashed a 4x4 into an infants school claiming that his Satnav system had directed him into a Texan Hooters outlet and told him to down seven tequilas.

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