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1998 You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier. (As long as I'm the dictator!)

Responding to the difficulties of governing Texas, "The Taming of Texas," Governing Magazine (July 1998);

also cited in Is our Children Learning?: The Case Against George W. Bush (2000) by Paul Begala.)


1999 Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is. On Kosovo, Houston Chronicle (April 9, 1999)

I would define the mission as to restoring Kosovo so the Kosovoians can move back in and at the same time teach Mr. Milosevic that NATO and its allies and the United States will not tolerate genocide.

On Kosovo, Houston Chronicle (April 9, 1999)


The important question is, how many hands have I shaked? New York Times (October 23, 1999)


There ought to be limits to freedom.

News conference (May 21, 1999); also quoted in "Satirical Web Site Poses Political Test", Washington Post (November 29, 1999)

2000 One of the great things about books is, sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

U.S. News & World Report (January 3, 2000)

I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.

Nashua, New Hampshire (January 27, 2000)

Will the highways on the Internet become more few? Concord, New Hampshire (January 29, 2000)

The state can do what they want to do. Don't try to trap me in this state's issue like you're trying to get me into. Governor Bush on gay marriage, Larry King Live (February 15, 2000)

We ought to make the pie higher.

South Carolina debate, (February 15, 2000)

I understand small business growth. I was one.

New York Daily News (February 19, 2000)

Reading is the basics for all learning.

Reston, Virgina (March 28, 2000)

I was raised in the west. The west of Texas. It's pretty close to California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California.

Los Angeles Times (April 8, 2000)

I hope we get to the bottom of the answer. It's what I'm interested to know.

Associated Press (April 26, 2000)

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.

Reuters (May 5, 2000)

I think we all agree, the past is over.

The Dallas Morning News (May 10, 2000)

Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease.

Gothenburg, Sweden, (June 14, 2001)

This case has had full analyzation and has been looked at a lot. I understand the emotionality of death penalty cases.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (June 23, 2000)

I want you to know that farmers are not going to be secondary thoughts to a Bush administration. They will be in the forethought of our thinking.

Salinas, California (August 10, 2000)

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

Barlett, Tennessee (August 18, 2000)

I don't know whether I'm going to win or not. I think I am. I do know I'm ready for the job. And, if not, that's just the way it goes.

Des Moines, Iowa (August 21, 2000)

Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness.

CNN Online Chat (August 30, 2000)

The best way to relieve families from time is to let them keep some of their own money.

Westminster, California (September 13, 2000)

We can do better in Washington D.C. We can have new leadership in Washington D.C., leadership that will lift this country's spirits and raise our sights. George P. knows what thousands of other youngsters know, that just because the White House has let us down in the past, that doesn't mean it's going to happen in the future. George P. joins us in a campaign that's going to restore honor and dignity to the White House.

Interview with CNN Anchor Kyra Phillips (September 23, 2000)

I know that the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully.

The Washington Post (October 1, 2000)

If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us; if we're a humble nation, but strong, they'll welcome us.

Presidential debate, (October 12, 2000)

I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.

St. Louis debate (October 17, 2000)

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.

LaCrosse, Wisconsin (October 18, 2000)

We need to send a message to terrorists that there is going to be a price to pay. If you mess with the United States and kill our citizens, there will be a serious price to pay. I will decide what that consequence is when I'm the president.

Late Show with David Letterman (October 19, 2000), when asked about USS Cole bombing

This is an impressive crowd — the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elites; I call you my base.

Speech at the Al Smith Dinner for charity (October 20, 2000), as quoted in "Bush And Gore Do New York" (CBS) (October 20, 2000); also in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.

I will swear to not, to uphold the laws of the land.

Toledo, Ohio (October 27, 2000):[Insert the scene's context]

"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program."

USA Today, St. Charles, MO (November 2, 2000)

"They misunderestimated me."

Bentonville, Arkansas (November 6, 2000)

I told all four [congressional leaders] that I felt like this election happened for a reason; that it pointed out — the delay in the outcome should make it clear to all of us — that we can come together to heal whatever wounds may exist, whatever residuals there may be. And I really look forward to the opportunity.

I hope they've got my sense of optimism about the possible, and enthusiasm about the job. I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don't agree with each other, but that's okay.

If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier... [Bush laughs out loud, audience laughs out loud] ...just so long as I'm the dictator [more laughter].

Online NewsHour interview, Washington, DC, (December 18, 2000)' during his first trip to Washington as President-elect. The last sentence is also included in Fahrenheit 9/11.




2001

I'm going to work with every Cabinet member to set a series of goals for each Cabinet.

Austin, Texas (January 2, 2001)

I want everybody to hear loud and clear that I'm going to be the president of everybody.

Washington, D.C. (January 18, 2001)

The thing that's important for me is to remember what's the most important thing.

St. Louis February 2, 2001

Home is important. It's important to have a home.

Crawford, Texas (February 18, 2001)

My plan reduces the national debt, and fast. So fast, in fact, that economists worry that we're going to run out of debt to retire.

Preidential Radio Address, February 24, 2001

I think there is some methodology in my travels.

Washington, D.C. (March 5, 2001)

I suspect that had my dad not been president, he'd be asking the same questions: How'd your meeting go with so-and-so?... How did you feel when you stood up in front of the people for the State of the Union Address- state of the budget address, whatever you call it.

Washington Post (March 9, 2001)

We'll be a great country where the fabrics are made up of groups and loving centers.

Kalamazoo, Michigan (March 27, 2001)

I've coined new words, like 'misunderstanding' and 'Hispanically'.

Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner (March 29, 2001)

First, we would not accept a treaty that would not have been ratified, nor a treaty that I thought made sense for the country.

Washington Post (April 24, 2001)

There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead.

Washington, D.C. (May 11, 2001)

For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America...And we're going to do something about it.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 14, 2001)

Anyway, I'm so thankful and so gracious- I'm gracious that my brother Jeb is concerned about the hemisphere as well.

Miami, Florida (June 4, 2001)

It was amazing I won. I was running against peace and prosperity and incumbency.

June 14, 2001, to Göran Persson, unaware he was still on live TV, as quoted in "The President in Europe: The President; Plain-Talking Bush Is Using His Charm On European Stage" by Frank Bruni in The New York Times (16 June 2001).

I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy.

referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin, Press Conference by President Bush and Russian Federation President Putin, June 16, 2001

I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country. Press Conference by President Bush and Russian Federation President Putin, June 16, 2001

As I'm sure you can imagine, it is an unimaginable honor to live here. Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2001)

It's my honor to speak to you as the leader of your country. And the great thing about America is you don't have to listen unless you want to.

Ellis Island, New York (July 10, 2001)

She was neat.

on meeting Queen Elizabeth II, Times of London (July 18, 2001)

I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe- I believe what I believe is right.

Rome, Italy (July 22, 2001)

Dealing with Congress is a matter of give and take. The president doesn't get everything he wants, the Congress doesn't get everything they want. But we're finding good common ground. A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.

Statement, Washington, DC, (July 26, 2001); as quoted in the Seattle Seattle Post-Intelligencer (July 27, 2001).

A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America — with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could.

Address to the Nation (September 11, 2001)

Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms.

Remarks by the President In Photo Opportunity with the National Security Team, September 12, 2001

I want justice. And there's an old poster out West, I recall, that says, "Wanted: Dead or Alive!" Referring to Osama Bin Ladin after the 9/11 attack. "America's New War: President Bush Talks with Reporters at Pentagon", CNN.com, September 17, 2001. URL accessed on 2007-01-24.

I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.

Spoken at a September 13, 2001 meeting with the four senators from New York and Virginia. Reported in "A President Finds His True Voice", Newsweek (September 24, 2001)

Nobody can threaten this country. Oh, they may be able to bomb buildings and obviously disrupt lives. Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2001)

Lucky me, I hit the trifecta.

Statement to budget director Mitchell Daniels, mid-September; as quoted by him in an address to the OMB Conference Board (October 16, 2001) repeated as a dubious joke through 2002:

One of the great goals of this nation's war is to restore public confidence in the airline industry. It's to tell the traveling public: Get on board. Do your business around the country. Fly and enjoy America's great destination spots. Get down to Disney World in Florida.

Remarks at Chicago's O'Hare Airport (September 21, 2001)

[18] We are fully committed to working with both sides to bring the level of terror down to an acceptable level for both.

Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2001)

Well, you know, I think the American people are sacrificing now. I think they're waiting in airport lines longer than they've ever had before.

Press conference, in response to reporter asking why he hasn't called for any sacrifices from the American people (in the war on terror), and whether he intends to do so. (October 11, 2001)

I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower — the TV was obviously on. And I used to fly, myself, and I said, well, there's one terrible pilot. I said, it must have been a horrible accident.

On what he thought about the first September 11th crash; Town Hall Meeting, Orlando, Florida (December 4, 2001)

I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hannukah.

at the annual White House lighting of the menorah (December 10, 2001)

The world must know that this administration will not blink in the face of danger, and will not tire when it comes to completing the missions that we said we would do.

Press conference, Crawford, Texas (December 28, 2001)

"We're going to get [Bin Laden] Dead or alive, it doesn't matter to me." 12/14/2001 Bush's words elsewhere was that he is "determined" to capture Bin Laden dead or alive, and is confident about succeeding

But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me. 12/21/2001 White House release: President Highlights Administration's First-Year Accomplishments



2002 I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and witness my hanging.

at the dedication of his gubernatorial portrait in Austin, Texas (January 4, 2002)

Not over my dead body will they raise your taxes.

Ontario, California (January 5, 2002)

"We are working hard to convince both the Indians and the Pakis there's a way to deal with their problems without going to war. Meeting with Greenspan

(January 7, 2002)

I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.

The Times, 19 January 2002, p.16

I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war.

Charleston, West Virginia (January 27, 2002)

For too long our culture has said, "If it feels good, do it." Now America is embracing a new ethic and a new creed: "Let's roll". Invoking the words of Todd Beamer (passenger on ill-fated Flight 93 on September 11, 2001) to suggest Americans are becoming more altruistic and willing to sacrifice.

State of the Union Address (January 29, 2002)

We've tripled the amount of money-I believe it's from $50 million up to $195 million available.

Lima, Peru (March 23, 2002)

Sometimes when I sleep at night I think of [Dr. Seuss's] Hop on Pop.

Pennsylvania State University (April 2, 2002)

And so, in my State of the- my State of the Union- or state- my speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation- I asked Americans to give 4,000 years- 4,000 hours over the next- the rest of your life- of service to America. That's what I asked- 4,000 hours.

Bridgeport, Connecticut (April 9, 2002)

This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating.

New York Daiy News (April 23, 2002)

I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive.

Statements to reporters during an interview on a golf course (4 August 2002); publicized in the film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) by Michael Moore, and also quoted at Common Ground (July 2004)

Sometimes things aren't exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures.

Washington D.C. (July 8, 2002)

"The best ethics course is to handcuff one of the bastards."

On Enron, meeting with his Corporate Responsibility Task Force, published by Wall Street Journal, and republished by Buffalo News and Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds By William S. Laufer. (July 12, 2002)

After all, this is a guy that tried to kill my dad at one time. On Saddam Hussein, remarks in Houston, Texas,

(September 26, 2002)

My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now,[dyslexia - half a century] America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific.

Remarks by the President to the Diet, Tokyo, Japan. (February 18, 2002)

There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — [pauses] - shame on you. Fool me — I can't get fooled again. Nashville, Tenn.,

(September 17, 2002)

"..Terror is bigger than one person..So I don't know where [Bin Laden] is..You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you. ...I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him."

March 13, 2002 Press Conference at the The James S. Brady Briefing Room [21]

There's no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country.

Stockton, California August 23, 2002

I don't know why you're talking about Sweden. They're the neutral one. They don't have an army.

In a December 2002 Oval Office meeting, after Congressman Tom Lantos suggested the Swedish Army as a peacekeeping force for the West Bank and Gaza Strip Quoted in Suskind, Ron, "Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush", The New York Times, October 17, 2004. URL accessed on 2007-01-30.

I had a cordial meeting at the meeting last night. We greeted each other cordially.

after meeting with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (November 21, 2002)


2003 "Why don't they ask [Saddam's intelligence chief, Tahir Jalil Habbush] to give us something we can use to help us make our case [to link 9/11 and Saddam]?" from Ron Suskind, The Way of the World, p. 364, on Bush's frustration at the results of secret meetings between British intelligence and Saddam's intelligence chief, Tahir Jalil Habbush The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself. Grand Rapids, Michigan (January 29, 2003) I'm an optimist because I believe that I'm right. I'm a person at peace with myself. It was our turn to face a serious threat to peace. Conversation with Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, Crawford, Texas, February 22, 2003 [22] You're free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it will take time to restore chaos from order- order out of chaos. But we will. Washington, D.C. (April 13, 2003) We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories. You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons. They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions, and we've so far discovered two. And we'll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them. -George W. Bush, May 29, 2003 [23] In any conflict, your fate will depend on your action. Do not destroy oil wells, a source of wealth that belongs to the Iraqi people. Do not obey any command to use weapons of mass destruction against anyone, including the Iraqi people. War crimes will be prosecuted. War criminals will be punished. And it will be no defense to say, "I was just following orders." speaking directly to the Iraqi people during a national address, 2003-03-17 [24] Every Iraqi atrocity has confirmed the justice and the urgency of our cause. (Applause.) Against this enemy we will accept no outcome except complete victory. The East Room of the White House, March 28, 2003 [25] I said you were a man of peace. I want you to know I took immense crap for that. to Ariel Sharon[26] Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. speaking aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003 I think war is a dangerous place. Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2003) The United States is committed to the worldwide elimination of torture and we are leading this fight by example. June 2003 26[27][28] I'm the master of low expectations... I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things. aboard Air Force One (June 4, 2003) If it feels good do it. If you've got a problem blame somebody else. Bush-Cheney 2004 Reception (June 17, 2003) There are some that feel like if they attack us that we may decide to leave prematurely. They don't understand what they are talking about if that is the case. Let me finish. There are some who feel like the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring 'em on. [29], [30] When discussing the insurgency on Iraq. July 2, 2003. Step forth and speak. September 17, 2003 [31] The best way to get the news is from objective sources, and the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world. FOX interview w/ Brit Hume, 2003 Sep 23 — cf. the chestnut that those with the king's ear have the power I don't know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified information. If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it. Source: October 1, 2003, Suntimes.com (see also July 18, 2005) See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction. Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 3, 2003 [32] We're fighting on many fronts, and Iraq is now the central front. Saddam holdouts and foreign terrorists are trying desperately to undermine Iraq's progress and to throw that country into chaos. The terrorists in Iraq believe their attacks on innocent people will weaken our resolve. That's what they believe. They believe that America will run from a challenge. They're mistaken. Americans are not the running kind. Speech in Portsmouth, NH (October 9, 2003) These lines have sometimes been attributed to Paul Wolfowitz, who was reported to have said them the next day, perhaps quoting the President's speech. Saddam's rape rooms and torture chambers and children's prisons are closed forever. His mass graves will claim no victims. 18 October 2003, to the Philippine Congress [33] I love freedom of speech. Said in reference to a protest by Greens member Bob Brown during his address to the Australian Parliament as Brown was ordered to leave the parliament. October 23, 2003 [34] The enemy in Iraq believes America will run, that's why they're willing to kill innocent civilians, relief workers, coalition troops. America will never run. America will do what is necessary to make our country more secure. Speech in Birmingham, Alabama, November 3, 2003 [35] [36] My Geordie is probably just about as bad as my English. Asked if he will be able to understand the accent in Tony Blair's constituency in North-East England, 14 November 2003 [37] The people have given us the duty to defend them, and that duty sometimes requires the violent restraint of violent men. Speech 11/19/2003 Whitehall Palace, London [38] So what's the difference? 2003 Dec 16, to Diane Sawyer, as she presses about the administration's verbiage about Iraqi WMD vs. the fact none were used or found [39][40] [edit] 2004 So, thank you for reminding me about the importance of being a good mom and a great volunteer as well. St. Louis, Missouri (January 5, 2004) A submarine could take this place out. While surveying the Arkansas River by the Clinton Presidential Center, quoted by the Guardian, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 18, 2004. We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon, and to prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own. Speech on new space exploration initiatives (January 14, 2004) Returning to the moon is an important step for our space program. Establishing an extended human presence on the moon could vastly reduce the costs of further space exploration, making possible ever more ambitious missions. Lifting heavy spacecraft and fuel out of the Earth's gravity is expensive. Spacecraft assembled and provisioned on the moon could escape its far lower gravity using far less energy, and thus, far less cost. Also, the moon is home to abundant resources. Its soil contains raw materials that might be harvested and processed into rocket fuel or breathable air. We can use our time on the moon to develop and test new approaches and technologies and systems that will allow us to function in other, more challenging environments. The moon is a logical step toward further progress and achievement. Speech on new space exploration initiatives (January 14, 2004) No President has ever done more for human rights than I have. Ken Auletta "Fortress Bush", The New Yorker, January 19, 2004, p64 This is my chance to help this lady put some money in her pocket. Let me explain how the economy works. When you spend money to buy food it helps this lady's business. It makes it more likely somebody is going to find work. So instead of asking questions, answer mine: are you going to buy some food? Remarks by the President to the Press Pool, Nothin' Fancy Cafe, Roswell, New Mexico — Whitehouse Transcript[41], Office of the Press Secretary, January 22, 2004. Just remember, it's the birds that's supposed to suffer, not the hunter. Roswell, New Mexico (January 22, 2004) Then you wake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling. Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2004) Right here in the Oval Office I sat down with Mr. Pachachi and Chalabi and al-Hakim, people from different parts of the country that have made the firm commitment, that they want a constitution eventually written that recognizes minority rights and freedom of religion. 2004 Feb 7, interview with Tim Russert (broadcast next day)[42] I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind. On NBC's Meet the Press, February 8, 2004 There is no such thing necessarily in a dictatorial regime of iron-clad absolutely solid evidence. The evidence I had was the best possible evidence that he had a weapon. Meet the Press, (February 8, 2004) America's economy is strong and getting stronger. Annual Economic Report, (February 9, 2004) I fully understand it takes time for free societies, truly free societies to evolve. I don't expect instant success. Interview on Middle East Television Network, February 18, 2004 [43] Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere. Joke at the Radio and Television News Correspondents Association [44], March 25, 2004 They could still be hidden, like the fifty tons of mustard gas in a turkey farm. Washington, D.C., about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (April 13, 2004) ...because the 9/11 Commission wants to ask us questions, that's why we're meeting. And I look forward to meeting with them and answering their questions. [...] Because it's a good chance for both of us to answer questions that the 9/11 Commission is looking forward to asking us, and I'm looking forward to answering them. From "President Addresses the Nation in Prime Time Press Conference", Washington, D.C., on why the President and the Vice President insisted on appearing together before the 9/11 Commission, rather than separately. (April 13, 2004) Secondly, there are such things as roving wiretaps. Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires — a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution. "Information Sharing, Patriot Act Vital to Homeland Security" speech at Kleinshans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, 20 April 2004; whitehouse.gov (accessed 2006-05-18) There are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves in Iraq. April 30, 2004, welcoming Paul Martin to the Whitehouse White House press release He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me. to Bill Frist, Nashville, Tennessee (May 27, 2004) My meetings with [Ahmed Chalabi] were very brief. I mean, I think I met with him at the State of the Union and just kind of working through the rope line, and he might have come with a group of leaders. But I haven't had any extensive conversations with him. 1 June 2004, remarks on Iraqi Interim Government[45] I want to be the peace president 21 July 2004 [46] Today I'm going to give you some reasons for you to put me back in office, but perhaps the most important reason of all is so that Laura will be the First Lady for four more years. Miami, Florida (August 4, 2004) Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. 5 August 2004 [47] Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a — you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities. When asked what sovereignty would mean for Native Americans in the 21st century August 6, 2004 [48] It is a ridiculous notion to assert that because the United States is on the offense, more people want to hurt us. We are on the offense because people do want to hurt us. Remarks on Intelligence Reform, at the Rose Garden, August 2, 2004 That's why I cut the taxes on everybody. I didn't cut them. The Congress cut them. I asked them to cut them. Unity Journalists of Color Convention, Washington, D.C. (August 6, 2004) This young century will be liberty's century. By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world. By encouraging liberty at home, we will build a more hopeful America. Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom. This is the everlasting dream of America. Acceptance speech at Republic National Convention (September 2, 2004) I hope you leave here and walk out and say, 'What did he say?' Beaverton, Oregon (August 13, 2004) I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world. In response to the question of whether we can win the war on terror (August 30, 2004) [49] In this different kind of war, we may never sit down at a peace table. But make no mistake about it, we are winning, and we will win. Speech at the national convention of the American Legion, in Nashville, Tennessee (August 31, 2004) [50] I think it's very important for the American president to mean what he says. That's why I understand that the enemy could misread what I say. That's why I try to be as clearly as I can. Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2004 Well, actually, he forgot Poland. Responding to John Kerry's criticism of Bush's "Coalition of the Willing". 1st Presidential Debate, September 30, 2004 [51] See: You forgot Poland on Wikipedia It's hard work 1st Presidential Debate, September 30, 2004 I believe it is the job of a President to confront problems, not pass them on to future Presidents and future generations. Remarks to the National Association of Home Builders, October 2, 2004 [52] [W]e're creating... an ownership society in this country, where more Americans than ever will be able to open up their door where they live and say, welcome to my house, welcome to my piece of property. Remarks to the National Association of Home Builders, Columbus, Ohio, October 2, 2004 [53] I'm asking Congress to pass my Zero Down Payment Initiative. We should remove the 3 percent down payment rule for first time home buyers with FHA-insured mortgages. Remarks to the National Association of Home Builders, Columbus, Ohio, October 2, 2004 [54] I hear there's rumors on the internets [pause] that we're going to have a draft. We're not going to have a draft, period. 2nd Presidential Debate, October 8, 2004 [55] I wasn't happy when we found out there wasn't weapons [of mass destruction in Iraq] 2nd Presidential Debate, October 8, 2004 Our health care system is the envy of the world. 3rd Presidential Debate, October 13, 2004 [56] I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden. It's kind of one of those exaggerations. 3rd Presidential Debate, October 13, 2004 (See his March 13, 2002 quote) In all due respect, I'm not so sure it's credible to quote leading news organizations about — oh, never mind. 3rd Presidential Debate, October 13, 2004 I made it very plain: We will not have an all-volunteer army. [Crowd boos] Let me restate that. We will not have a draft. [Crowd Cheers] Bush speaking at the Daytona International Speedway with his brother, Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, October 16, 2004 [57] September the 4th, 2001, I stood in the ruins of the Twin Towers. It's a day I will never forget. Marlton, New Jersey (October 18, 2004) A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief. Bush to supporters at an airport rally, October 27, 2004 [58] Now that I've got the will of the people at my back, I'm going to start enforcing the one-question rule. That was three questions. News conference (4 November 2004) [59] Again, he violated the one-question rule right off the bat. Obviously, you didn't listen to the will of the people. News conference (4 November 2004) [60] America would do it again for our friends. at July 6th 2004, Normandy, France [61] And as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence. Speech in Springfield, Ohio, September 27, 2004 [62] I have earned capital, and I intend to spend it. 2005 We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 elections. Remarks during interview aboard Air Force One, (14 January 2005) [63] Because the — all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those — changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be — or closer delivered to what has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look, there's a series of things that cause the — like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate — the benefits will rise based upon inflation, as opposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those — if that growth is affected, it will help on the red. (4 February 2005)[64] I think people attack me because they are fearful that I will then say that you're not equally as patriotic if you're not a religious person. ... I've never said that. I've never acted like that. I think that's just the way it is. (Washington Times, 12 January 2005) Who could have possibly envisioned an erection- an election in Iraq at this point in history? White House speech (January 10, 2005) Sometimes, words have consequences you don't intend them to mean (14 January 2005) [65] Because he's hiding. Asked why his administration had been unable to locate and arrest Osama Bin Laden. (16 January 2005) [66] To Poland's President Aleksander Kwaœniewski: I want to thank you for your leadership on that issue, Mr Prime Minister. (10 February 2005) [67] After all, Europe is America's closest ally. Mainz, Germany (February 23, 2005) And there is a new history now that has been done, and that history needs to be included in the process. Bratislava, Slovakia (February 24, 2005) This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. (Short pause) And having said that, all options are on the table. (Laughter) (25 February 2005) [68] "Hello, what's your name?" "My name is Mr. Fischer, what's your name?" "Bush. I'm Mr. Bush." Dialogue with German foreign minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer during his visit in Germany, 24. February 2005 [69] Well, we've made the decision to defeat the terrorists abroad so we don't have to face them here at home. Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2005) I can only speak to myself. Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2005) I made it very clear to the Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayers' money to promote science which destroys life in order to save life is — I'm against that. And therefore, if the bill does that, I will veto it. (emphasis added) AP, 21 May 2005 Interestingly enough, Americans now understand we have a problem. — April 26, 2005 [70] See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda. — May 24, 2005 [71] I was going to say he's a piece of work, but that might not translate too well. Is that all right, if I call you a 'piece of work'? to Jean-Claude Juncker, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg (June 20, 2005) On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the United States reaffirms its commitment to the worldwide elimination of torture. Freedom from torture is an inalienable human right, and we are committed to building a world where human rights are respected and protected by the rule of law…Throughout the world, there are many who have been seeking to have their voices heard, to stand up for their right to freedom, and to break the chains of tyranny. Too many of those courageous women and men are paying a terrible price for their brave acts of dissent. Many have been detained, arrested, thrown in prison, and subjected to torture by regimes that fail to understand that their habits of control will not serve them well in the long-term. — June 26 [72] I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees. They did anticipate a serious storm. But these levees got breached. And as a result, much of New Orleans is flooded. And now we are having to deal with it and will. — September 1, 2005. [73] My thoughts are, we're going to get somebody who knows what they're talking about when it comes to rebuilding cities. Biloxi, Missouri (September 2, 2005) Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. Speaking to FEMA head Michael D. Brown, following Hurrican Katrina at Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Alabama. — September 2, 2005. As a result, the phrase "heck of a job" has been often re-used to sarcastically denote a job that has been executed poorly or with incompetence. What I intend to do is lead an investigation to find out what went right and what went wrong.... I think one of the things that people want us to do here is to play a blame game. We've got to solve problems. We're problem-solvers. There will be ample time for people to figure out what went right and what went wrong. What I'm interested in is helping save lives. That's what I want to do. Answering a question regarding Katrina aftermath and what went wrong with government response — September 6, 2005. [74] I understand not everybody agrees with the decisions I've made, but that's not unique to Central or South America. Truth of the matter is, there's people who disagree with the decisions I've made all over the world. But that's what happens when you make decisions. At the Mar del Plata Summit of the Americas, November 4, 2005. [75] Wow! Brazil is big! upon seeing a map of Brazil at a meeting with Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (November 6, 2005) We do not torture. November 7, 2005. [76] [77] As Iraqi forces gain experience and the political process advances, we will be able to decrease our troop level in Iraq without losing our capability to defeat the terrorists. These decisions about troop levels will be driven by the conditions on the ground in Iraq and the good judgment of our commanders, not by artificial timetables set by politicians in Washington. during address to the United States Naval Academy, November 30, 2005. [78] There was no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the attack of 9/11, I’ve never said that and never made that case prior to going into Iraq.[79] I think we are welcomed. But it was not a peaceful welcome. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (December 12, 2005) 2006 "As you can possibly see, I have an injury myself — not here at the hospital, but in combat with a cedar. I eventually won. The cedar gave me a little scratch. As a matter of fact, the Colonel asked if I needed first aid when she first saw me. I was able to avoid any major surgical operations here, but thanks for your compassion, Colonel." After visiting with wounded (amputee) veterans from the Amputee Care Center of Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 1, 2006 There is an enemy out there. They read newspapers. Fort Sam Houston, Texas (January 1, 2006) One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq with the war on terror. September 7, 2006 interview with Katie Couric [YouTube] I like my buddies from West Texas. I liked them when I was young, I liked them when I was middle-age, I liked them before I was president, and I like them during president, and I like them after president. Nashville, Tennessee (February 1, 2006) I want to share some thoughts with you before I answer your questions [...] First of all, I expect this conversation we're about to have to stay in the room. I know that's impossible in Washington. post-press conference, closed-door session at the House Republican retreat, February 10, 2006; conferees were unaware that the microphones from the press conference were still relaying their words to reporters "Oops! - Bush Unaware Mikes Were Still On", Associated Press via Yahoo! News, February 10, 2006 Pakistan "will be a steadfast partner…. A force for freedom and moderation in the Arab world." Televised speech in India, March 3, 2006; According to one news report, "White House spokesman Scott McClellan later had to explain aboard Air Force One en route to Pakistan that Bush meant to say 'Muslim world' — uncomfortably noting that Pakistan is not an Arab nation." "Bush's Pakistan visit not 'risk-free'", Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2006 I say I listen to all voices, but mine’s the final decision. And Don Rumsfeld is doing a fine job. He’s not only transforming the military, he’s fighting a war on terror. He’s helping us fight a war on terror. I have strong confidence in Don Rumsfeld. I hear the voices, and I read the front page, and I know the speculation. But I’m the decider, and I decide what is best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense. announcing that Donald Rumsfeld would not be replaced as Secretary of Defense, April 18, 2006. "Bush, After Some Changes, Vows More Coming", Associated Press via Yahoo! News, April 18, 2006 I aim to be a competitive nation. San Jose, California (April 18, 2006) You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone. Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2006) I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound largemouth bass in my lake. Revealing his "best moment since he took office in 2001" to a German newspaper reporter, Bild am Sonntag. [80] (May 7, 2006) (Note: the largest recorded perch in the U.S. is still under 5 pounds.) Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all. Radio Address (June 3, 2006); quoted in "Bush, senators renew fight against gay marriage" at CNN.com (June 5, 2006) Eventually, these people will have trials and they will have counsel and they will be represented in a court of law. In reference to prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, quoted in [81] I think- tide turning- see, as I remember- I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of- it's easy to see a tide turn- did I say those words? Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2006) Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?... I'm interested in the shade look, seriously.... For the viewers, there’s no sun. Teasing Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Wallsten during a White House press conference, unaware that Wallsten suffers from Stargardt’s disease and is partly blind. "Bush shows his sensitive side, telling blind journalist: 'I'm interested in the shade look'", The Independent, June 16, 2006. I traveled to Baghdad to personally show our nation's commitment to a free Iraq, because it is vital for the Iraqi people to know with certainty that America will not abandon them after we have come this far. The challenges that remain in Iraq are serious. We face determined enemies who remain intent on killing the innocent, and defeating these enemies will require more sacrifice and the continued patience of our country. But our efforts in Iraq are well worth it, the mission is necessary for the security of our country, and we will succeed. Radio Address, June 17, 2006 Liberty can be delayed, but it cannot be denied. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/06/20060622-6.html Germany is whole again. during visit in Stralsund, Germany, July 13th, 2006, televised by German TV-stations Yo Blair, how are you doin’? George W Bush to Tony Blair, on G8 summit, July 17th, 2006 - when left their microphone on by mistake See, the irony is, what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over. George W Bush to Tony Blair, on G8 summit, July 17th, 2006 - when left their microphone on by mistake Too many doctors are going out of business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their...their love with women all across this country. Poplar Bluff, Mo., September 6, 2004] You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror. Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2006) In the long term, we’ve got to defeat an ideology of hate with an ideology of hope. There’s a reason why people like (al-Qaida leader Osama) bin Laden are able to recruit suiciders, because if you don’t have hope, you’re attracted to an ideology which says, it’s OK to kill people and kill yourself. Sept. 11, 5 years later: 'We stand together' (September 11, 2006) The Terrorists brought us to our knees, but not in the way they intended to. They brought us to our knees and united us all in prayer. (September 11, 2006)

If there’s any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it’s flawed logic. It’s just — I simply can’t accept that. It’s unacceptable to think that there’s any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective. Press Conference (September 15, 2006) I know the American people understand the stakes in Iraq. They want to win. They will support the war as long as they see a path to victory. Americans can have confidence that we will prevail because thousands of smart, dedicated military and civilian personnel are risking their lives and are working around the clock to ensure our success. Press Conference (October 25, 2006) I know many Americans are not satisfied with the situation in Iraq. I'm not satisfied, either. And that is why we're taking new steps to help secure Baghdad, and constantly adjusting our tactics across the country to meet the changing threat. But we cannot allow our dissatisfaction to turn into disillusionment about our purpose in this war. We must not look at every success of the enemy as a mistake on our part, cause for an investigation, or a reason to call for our troops to come home. We must not fall prey to the sophisticated propaganda by the enemy, who is trying to undermine our confidence and make us believe that our presence in Iraq is the cause of all its problems Press conference (October 25, 2006) If I did not think our mission in Iraq was vital to America's security, I'd bring our troops home tomorrow. I met too many wives and husbands who have lost their partners in life, too many children who won't ever see their mom and dad again. I owe it to them and to the families who still have loved ones in harm's way to ensure that their sacrifices are not in vain. Press conference (October 25, 2006) You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war President. No President wants to be a war President, but I am one. Des Moines (October 26, 2006) Both those men are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them. In reference to Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in an Oval Office interview, one week prior to accepting Rumsfeld’s resignation (November 1, 2006) So if you happen to bump into a Democrat candidate, you might want to ask this simple question: What's your plan? If they say they want to protect the homeland, but oppose the Patriot Act, ask them this question: What's your plan? If they say they want to uncover terrorist plots, but oppose listening in on terrorist conversations, ask them this question: What's your plan? If they say they want to stop new attacks on our country, but oppose letting the CIA detain and question the terrorists who might know what those plots are, ask them this question: What's your plan? If they say they want to win the war on terror, but call for America to pull out from what al Qaeda says is the central front in this war, ask them this question: What's your plan?...The truth is, the Democrats can't answer that question. Harsh criticism is not a plan for victory. Second-guessing is not a strategy. Remarks by the President at Missouri Victory 2006 Rally (November 3, 2006) ...Hunt asked me the question one week before the campaign, and basically it was, are you going to do something about Rumsfeld and the Vice President? And my answer was, they're going to stay on. And the reason why is I didn't want to inject a major decision about this war in the final days of a campaign. And so the only way to answer that question and to get you on to another question was to give you that answer. The President's reasoning for telling reporters in the Oval Office that the current Defense Secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld, would be staying on, although Bush had already selected potential replacements. Given at a news conference (November 8, 2006) Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die. on facing the challenges of war, Washington, D.C. (December 7, 2006) Because of your work, children who once wanted to die are now preparing to live. at a White House summit, Washington, D.C. (December 14, 2006) You know, I think an interesting construct that General [Peter] Pace uses is, "We're not winning, we're not losing." In response to the question “Are we winning in Iraq”? Interview with the Washington Post (December 20, 2006) ...I believe that we're going to win; I believe that -- and by the way, if I didn't think that, I wouldn't have our troops there. That's what you got to know. We're going to succeed. In response to a question concerning Bush stating two months prior "Absolutely we're winning" in Iraq and then saying in the Washington Post "We're not winning, we're not losing." Press Conference from the White House Indian Treaty Room (December 20, 2006) ...The battle against the Sunnis - Sunni extremists - some of them Saddamists, some of there are al Qaeda, but all of them aiming to try to drive the United States out of Iraq before the job is done. Press conference New York Times WZZM News WhiteHouse.gov (December 20, 2006) 2007 Address to the Nation (January 10, 2007) - The situation in Iraq is unacceptable to the American people -- and it is unacceptable to me. Our troops in Iraq have fought bravely. They have done everything we have asked them to do. Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me. I've made it clear to the Prime Minister and Iraq's other leaders that America's commitment is not open-ended. If the Iraqi government does not follow through on its promises, it will lose the support of the American people -- and it will lose the support of the Iraqi people. Now is the time to act. Fellow citizens: The year ahead will demand more patience, sacrifice, and resolve. It can be tempting to think that America can put aside the burdens of freedom. Yet times of testing reveal the character of a nation. And throughout our history, Americans have always defied the pessimists and seen our faith in freedom redeemed. Now America is engaged in a new struggle that will set the course for a new century. We can, and we will, prevail. Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity and stabilizing the region in the face of extremist challenges. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq. The best way to defeat the totalitarian of hate is with an ideology of hope- an ideology of hate- excuse me- with an ideology of hope. (January 11, 2007) Some say our approach is really just more troops for the same strategy. In fact, we have a new strategy with a new mission: helping secure the population, especially in Baghdad. Our plan puts Iraqis in the lead.... Members of Congress have a right to express their views, and express them forcefully. But those who refuse to give this plan a chance to work have an obligation to offer an alternative that has a better chance for success. To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible. Radio address discussing his plan to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq (January 13, 2007) Well, no question decisions have made things unstable. But the question is can we succeed. And I believe we can. Listen, I'd like to see stability and a unified Iraq. A young democracy will provide the stability we look for. I will tell you that if we just isolate ourselves from the Middle East and hope for the best, we will not address the conditions that had led young suiciders to get on airplanes to come and attack us in the first place. 60 Minutes interview in response to the question “But wasn't it your administration that created the instability in Iraq?” (January 14, 2007) Well, you know, I think a lot of people are in this fight. I mean, they sacrifice peace of mind when they see the terrible images of violence on TV every night. NewsHour interview with Jim Lehrer in response to the question “Why have you not asked more Americans to sacrifice something?” regarding the Iraq War (January 16, 2007) And one thing we want during this war on terror is for people to feel like their life's moving on, that they're able to make a living and send their kids to college and put more money on the table. NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (January 16, 2007) ...One of the things I have discovered is, in Washington, D.C. most people understand the consequences of failure. And if failure is not an option, then it's up to the president to come up with a plan that is more likely to succeed. Speech to the House Republican Conference (January 26, 2007) One of the things I've found in Congress is that most people recognize that failure would be a disaster for the United States. And in that I'm the decision maker, I had to come up with a way forward that precluded disaster. In other words, I had to think about what's likely to work. And so I worked with our military and I worked with Secretary Gates to come up with a plan that is likely to succeed. And the implementor of that plan is going to be General Petraeus. And my call to the Congress is, is that I know there is skepticism and pessimism, and that they are -- some are condemning a plan before it's even had a chance to work. And they have an obligation and a serious responsibility, therefore, to put up their own plan as to what would work. I've listened a lot to members of Congress. I've listened carefully to their suggestions. I have picked the plan that I think is most likely to succeed, because I understand, like many in Congress understand, success is very important for the security of the country. Press Conference introducing General David Petraeus as the new commander of the Multinational Force Iraq (January 26, 2007) I think that the vice president is a person reflecting a half-glass-full mentality, and that is he's been able to look at – as have I, and I hope other Americans have – the fact that the tyrant was removed, 12 million people voted, there is an Iraqi constitution in place that is a model for – and unique for the Middle East. In an NPR interview referring to Vice-President Dick Cheney (January 31, 2007) What we're trying to do with this reinforcement of our troops is to provide enough space so that the Iraqi government can meet certain benchmarks or certain requirements for a unity government to survive and for the country to be strong. Meeting with Cabinet (February 7, 2007) George Washington's long struggle for freedom has also inspired generations of Americans to stand for freedom in their own time. Today, we're fighting a new war to defend our liberty and our people and our way of life. And as we work to advance the cause of freedom around the world, we remember that the father of our country believed that the freedoms we secured in our revolution were not meant for Americans alone. He once wrote, "My best wishes are irresistibly excited whensoever in any country I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of freedom." President Washington believed that the success of our democracy would also depend on the virtue of our citizens. In his farewell address to the American people, he said, "Morality is a necessary spring of popular government." Over the centuries, America has succeeded because we have always tried to maintain the decency and the honor of our first President. His example guided us in his time; it guides us in our time, and it will guide us for all time. President Bush Visits Mount Vernon, Honors President Washington's 275th Birthday on President's Day (February 19, 2007) It can be tempting to look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude our best option is to pack up and go home. That may be satisfying in the short run, but I believe the consequences for American security would be devastating. If American forces were to step back from Baghdad before it is more secure, a contagion of violence could spill out across the entire country. In time, this violence could engulf the region. The terrorists could emerge from the chaos with a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they had in Afghanistan, which they used to plan the attacks of September the 11th, 2001. For the safety of the American people, we cannot allow this to happen. President Bush Discusses Fourth Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom (March 19, 2007) A year ago my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my vice president had shot someone. Ah, those were the good ol' days. Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner, March 28, 2007 "Bush delivers punch lines", Associated Press (via MSNBC.com), March 29, 2007. URL accessed on 2007-03-31. Our nation is shocked and saddened by the news of the shootings at Virginia Tech today...Schools should be places of safety, and sanctuary, and learning. When that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every American classroom and every American community. Today our nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones at Virginia Tech. We hold the victims in our hearts; we lift them up in our prayers; and we ask a loving God to comfort those who are suffering today. Statement on the massacre at Virginia Tech University from the Diplomatic Room of the White House (April 16, 2007) Laura and I have come to Blacksburg today with hearts full of sorrow. This is a day of mourning for the Virginia Tech community -- and it is a day of sadness for our entire nation. We've come to express our sympathy. In this time of anguish, I hope you know that people all over this country are thinking about you, and asking God to provide comfort for all who have been affected. Yesterday began like any other day. Students woke up, and they grabbed their backpacks and they headed for class. And soon the day took a dark turn, with students and faculty barricading themselves in classrooms and dormitories -- confused, terrified, and deeply worried. By the end of the morning, it was the worst day of violence on a college campus in American history -- and for many of you here today, it was the worst day of your lives.

It's impossible to make sense of such violence and suffering. Those whose lives were taken did nothing to deserve their fate. They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now they're gone -- and they leave behind grieving families, and grieving classmates, and a grieving nation.

Remarks by the President at Virginia Tech Memorial Convocation (April 17, 2007) There are some similarities, of course [between Iraq and Vietnam]...Death is terrible. Tipp City, Ohio (April 19, 2007) It makes no sense to tell the enemy when you plan to start withdrawing. All the terrorists would have to do is mark their calendars and gather their strength -- and begin plotting how to overthrow the government and take control of the country of Iraq. I believe setting a deadline for withdrawal would demoralize the Iraqi people, would encourage killers across the broader Middle East, and send a signal that America will not keep its commitments. Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure -- and that would be irresponsible. President Bush Rejects Artificial Deadline, Vetoes Iraq War Supplemental (May 1, 2007) As you watch the developments in Baghdad, it's important to understand that we will not be able to prevent every al Qaeda attack. When a terrorist is willing to kill himself to kill others, it's really hard to stop him. Yet, over time, the security operation in Baghdad is designed to shrink the areas where al Qaeda can operate, it's designed to bring out more intelligence about their presence, and designed to allow American and Iraqi forces to dismantle their network. We have a strategy to deal with al Qaeda in Iraq. But any time you say to a bunch of cold-blooded killers, success depends on no violence, all that does is hand them the opportunity to be successful. And it's hard. I know it's hard for the American people to turn on their TV screens and see the horrific violence. It speaks volumes about the American desire to protect lives of innocent people, America's deep concern about human rights and human dignity. It also speaks volumes about al Qaeda, that they're willing to take innocent life to achieve political objectives.

The terrorists will continue to fight back. In other words, they understand what they're doing. And casualties are likely to stay high. Yet, day by day, block by block, we are steadfast in helping Iraqi leaders counter the terrorists, protect their people, and reclaim the capital. And if I didn't think it was necessary for the security of the country, I wouldn't put our kids in harm's way.

...Either we'll succeed, or we won't succeed. And the definition of success as I described is sectarian violence down. Success is not, no violence. There are parts of our own country that have got a certain level of violence to it. But success is a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives. And that's what we're trying to achieve.

President Bush Discusses War on Terror, Economy with Associated General Contractors of America (May 2, 2007) Wisdom and strength, and my family, is what I'd like you to pray for. Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2007) The question is, who ought to make that decision? The Congress or the commanders? And as you know, my position is clear — I'm a commander guy. On who should decide when to increase or decrease troop levels in Iraq President Bush Discusses War on Terror, Economy with Associated General Contractors of America (May 2, 2007) You helped our nation celebrate its Bicentennial in 17- [hastily corrects himself] in 1976. [Queen gives him a sharp look and mutters inaudibly] She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child. Speech to Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to the White House. (May 7, 2007) We understand the fright that can come when you're worried about a rocket landing on top of your home. Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2007) If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it, you can use it to frighten people. Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all, so the people who wear the uniform in this crowd can do the job we expect them to do. Speaking at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center regarding the proposed immigration bill (May 29, 2007) I'll see you at the bill signing. Bush Vows to Get Immigration Bill Done (June 11, 2007) Destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not ethical... Speaking regarding his veto of the most recent stem cell research bill (June 20, 2007) I've heard he's been called Bush's poodle. He's bigger than that. speaking with the Sun on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (June 27, 2007) I respect the jury’s verdict. But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby’s sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison. Statement on I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby decision (July 2, 2007) It's more of a theological perspective. I do believe there is an Almighty, and I believe a gift of that Almighty to all is freedom. And I will tell you that is a principle that no one can convince me that doesn't exist. Statement on the justification for the Iraq War (July 20, 2007) Iran's active pursuit of technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust... Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere, and the United States is rallying friends and allies to isolate Iran's regime, to impose economic sanctions. We will confront this danger before it is too late. Speaking before the American Legion in Reno, Nevada (August 28, 2007) At APEC Sydney 2007

(speaking to Deputy Prime Minister of Australia about his stopover in Iraq en route to Sydney) We're kicking ass (in Iraq)" "By George: now it's all the way with Howard J" Sydney Morning Herald (September 6, 2007)

I would like to thank John's, uh, warm hospitality shown during this OPEC meeting. The Austrian support has been fantastic in this campaign (Speaking to military in Afghanistan) (He) ... said he'd like to be there but "One, I'm too old to be out there, and two, they would notice me." "Bush's Battlefield Envy" Washington Post, (September 17, 2007) I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, where's Mandela? Well, Mandela is dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas. White House Press Conference (September 20, 2007) Video United States can't impose peace. We can encourage the development of a state.... We can facilitate that. But we can't force people to make hard decisions. They're gonna have to do that themselves.... Gotta ask yourselves, why don't they want there to be a democracy. The answer is, because it doesn't fit in with their ideological vision. Oct. 17, 2007 press conference, talking about the Palestinians (not the Iraqis) We got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon. Press Conference (October 17, 2007) Sometimes we must fight terror with tyranny. Press Conference (November 7, 2007 press conference, talking about Pakistan) 2008 ...a clear lesson I learned in the museum was that outside forces that tend to divide people up inside their country are unbelievably counterproductive. In other words, people came from other countries — I guess you’d call them colonialists — and they pitted one group of people against another. Press Availability with President Kagame of Rwanda (February 19, 2008) [82] [83] Wait, what did you just say? You're predicting $4 a gallon gasoline?. . . That's interesting. I hadn't heard that. Whitehouse Press Conference, after being asked about the prospect of Americans facing $4 for a gallon of gasoline (February 28, 2008) I hadn’t heard that.... I, frankly, have been focused elsewhere, like on gasoline prices. Explaining, first, that he hadn't heard gas prices were climbing to $4, then explaining he was focused on gas prices in response to a question of what groups fund his library; press conference, February 28, 2008 Watch video The bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror -- the CIA program to detain and question key terrorist leaders and operatives. President's Radio Address, regarding the President's veto of a bill that would have banned waterboarding as an interrogation technique (March 8, 2008) I must say, I'm a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks. Videoconference call with U.S. military and civilian personnel about the challenges of the war in Afghanistan (March 13, 2008) It's viewed as an anti-Russian device. Well, it's not. Commenting on missile defence shield at a news conference in Kiev following talks with the Ukrainian president And yes, I'm aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved.... I told the country we did that. And I also told them it was legal. We had legal opinions that enabled us to do it. In an interview regarding his awareness that his top national security advisors had discussed the details of harsh interrogation tactics to be used on detainees (April 11, 2008) Goodbye, from the world's biggest polluter. Concluding a private address at the Tokyo G8 summit; July 12, 2008; [84] Amigo, amigo! Calling over Italian PM Berlusconi at Tokyo G8 summit; July 10, 2008; the Italian word for friend is amico; [85] If money isn't loosened up, this sucker could go down. Summing up the risk to the global economy if Congressional leaders failed to approve Treasury Secretary Paulson's $700 billion financial bailout plan, at a bipartisan meeting hosted by the White House (September 26, 2008); [86]

[edit] 2009 Never tire, never falter, and never fail. On his Farewell to the Nation address

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The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case. San Antonio Express-News, January 30, 2000 [87]; speech in Pella, Iowa I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is misunderestimating. Quoted in U.S. News & World Reports, April 3, 2000 Actually, I- this may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about- when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me. Hardball, May 31, 2000 Dick Cheney and I do not want this nation to be in a recession. We want anybody who can find work to be able to find work. 60 Minutes II, December 5, 2000 The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants. New York Times, January 14, 2001 [88] Rarely is the question asked, ...is our children learning? January 11, 2001 Washington TV/Radio Correspondents dinner; sometimes reported as "is our children learning?" South Carolina campaign stop. Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. Yahoo! News, August 5, 2004, upon signing a US$417 billion defense spending bill; Video at The Smoking Gun, Political humor at About.com The, uh, questionnaire that she filled out is an important questionnaire, and, uh, obviously they will address the questions that, uh, the senators have in the questionnaire, uh, as a result of the answers to the questions in the questionnaire. [smiles] MSNBC, live coverage of Bush press conference, October 20, 2005; answering questions about Harriet Miers's questionnaire submitted to the Senate for her Supreme Court Justice nomination hearings That makes sense to me, doesn't it? Speech at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia, New Mexico, 6 June 2006. Transcript RealPlayer Video(at 16:25) The United States and China are two nations divided by a vast ocean. Speech about US relations with China, April 20, 2006 We have a big border between Texas and Mexico. Speech about illegal immigration, March 20, 2006 The primary component of gasoline is crude oil. Speech about gas prices, April 22, 2006 You can't read a newspaper if you can't read. Speech, August 6, 2004 I would still invade Iraq even if Iraq never existed. "Bush: Now Iraq's a moderate fiasco," Press-Telegram, Monday, August 21, 2006 One has a stronger hand when there's more people playing your same cards. Washington, D.C., October 11, 2006 Family is where America finds hope, where wings take dream. As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured. Speech to congress, to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, September 26, 2007

Undated Ike had lots to do. First off, he had to clean up the big mess left by Franklin Roosevelt, a President who wasted so much taxpayer money on needless and wasteful social programs that us Republicans had to impose a two-term limit. 1999, at a fundraiser in Montana, referring to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. I would work with our friends in OPEC to convince them to open up the spigot, to increase the supply. Use the capital that my administration will earn, with the Kuwaitis or the Saudis, and convince them to open up the spigot. 2000; describing how he will lower gas prices if elected Every time they say tax the rich, the rich dodge and you pay. Bush before the 2004 election. If your platform is the destruction of Israel, it means you're not a partner in peace, and we're interested in peace Because a pandemic could strike at any time, we can't waste time in preparing. They have mis-underestimated us! 2003 address referring to the war on Terrorism, perhaps deliberately repeating an earlier malaprop of his own I'm escaping (door mishap at a press conference) 2005 Both Iraq and Lebanon seem to have used this whole voting thing to elect Islamic fundamentalists who hate America and Israel. Overheard during a conversation with an adviser at the 2006 G8 meeting in Saint-Petersburg. We fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here in the context of discussion about the Iraq War. Well it's just like Edward Bernie (sic) said, the people, I mean the public, are easily manipulatible. According to several articles in the Russian press, Bush allegedly said this to Vladmir Putin at the 2006 G8 summit after the Russian leader questioned Bush and Tony Blair about dubious pre-war intelligence about Iraq's weapons capabilities being made public and whether the two leaders had actually believed themselves what their governments were claiming. Bush is referring to Edward Bernays. Putin himself has refused to confirm or deny that Bush said this.

[edit] 2000 I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question. in response to a question about whether he wished he could take back any of his answers in the first debate — Reynoldsburg, OH, 4 October 2000. If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it. St. Louis, Missouri, October 18, 2000

[edit] 2001 I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon. Addressing rescue workers at Ground Zero in New York, September 14, 2001 It's very important for folks to understand that when there's more trade, there's more commerce. Quebec City, Canada, April 21, 2001 The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake: We will show the world that we will pass this test. God bless. Statement at Barksdale Air Force Base (September 11, 2001)

[edit] 2002 Do you have blacks, too? Addressing Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso at a European summit in Washington D.C., June 17, 2002 [106]

[edit] 2003 In our time, respect for the right to life calls us to defend the sick and the dying, persons with disabilities and birth defects, and all who are weak and vulnerable. And this self-evident truth calls us to value and to protect the lives of innocent children waiting to be born. Jan 22, 2003, speaking at the at 30th Annual March for Life Yes, if you heard the bombs falling, you'll know that democracy is on the march in the Middle East. Outside the White House, March 25, 2003. I think war is a dangerous place. Washington, D.C., May 7, 2003 And we base it, our history, and our decision making, our future, on solid values. The first value is, we're all God's children.[107] Speaking to urban leaders, Washington, D.C., July 16, 2003 We won't be proven wrong […] I believe that we will find the truth. And the truth is, he was developing a program for weapons of mass destruction. [108] Responding to a question about the importance of finding WMD in Iraq, The Cross Hall, July 17, 2003 The only thing I know for certain is that they are bad people. On the British detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay by the U.S. without judicial process, in meeting with British PM Tony Blair, Washington, D.C., July 18, 2003 I caution those who may try to take the speck out of a neighbor's eye when they got a log in their own. 30 July 2003 As you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to what I have to say. October 28, 2003, Washington, D.C.

[edit] 2004 It's not a dictatorship in Washington, but I tried to make it one in that instance. Describing his executive order making faith-based groups eligible for federal subsidies, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 15, 2004 Just remember it's the birds that's supposed to suffer, not the hunter. Advising quail hunter and New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici, Roswell, N.M., January 22, 2004 Today I call upon the Congress to promptly pass, and to send to the states for ratification, an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting marriage as a union of man and woman as husband and wife. February 24, 2004 I wish you would have given me this written question ahead of time, so I could plan for it... You know, I just — I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with an answer, but it hadn't yet. - when asked if he had made any mistakes as President. Press Conference, 13 April 2004 I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me. Nashville, Tennessee, May 27, 2004 But we've got a big border in Texas, with Mexico, obviously — and we've got a big border with Canada — Arizona is affected. Washington, D.C., 24 June 2004 I mean, if you've ever been a governor of a state, you understand the vast potential of broadband technology, you understand how hard it is to make sure that physics, for example, is taught in every classroom in the state. It's difficult to do. It's, like, cost-prohibitive. Washington, D.C., 24 June 2004 We'll do everything in our power to save America one soul at a time. Speaking to the National Urban League, 23 July 2004 Freedom is the Almighty God's gift to every man and woman. Speaking to the National Urban League, 23 July 2004 We may still find weapons. We haven't found them yet. August 2, 2004 Our enemies are resourceful and innovative, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. August 5, 2004, signing Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 Had we to do it over again, we would look at the consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another day. August, 2004, telling Time magazine that he underestimated the Iraqi resistance Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat. September 17, 2004, Washington, D.C. A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your Commander in Chief Pres. George W. Bush, October 24, 2004 campaign speech America has spoken, and I'm humbled by the trust and the confidence of my fellow citizens. Acceptance speech for second term (November 3, 2004) We have one country, one Constitution and one future that binds us. And when we come together and work together, there is no limit to the greatness of America. Acceptance speech for second term (November 3, 2004) Let me put it to you this way. I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it. It is my style. News conference (4 November 2004) I would like to thank all you Canadians for your warm welcome at the airport. Especially those of you who waved (Pause) with all 5 fingers. Bush in a press conference during his state visit to Canada. November 30, 2004 Justice ought to be fair. Bush speaking at the White House Economic Conference, Washington, D.C., December 15, 2004 It is complex Bush referring to the job of Secretary of Defense at his 17th Press Conference since taking office; December 20, 2004 2005 Can you imagine if my name had been Mungo Bush? 18 February 2005; commenting on the name of a reporter's son On the one hand, you've got people who're working here to alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS. They're working on ways to have a clean environment... And on the other hand, you've got people killing innocent people. The contrast couldn't be clearer, between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty, and those who kill: those who've got such evil in their hearts that they will take the lives of innocent folks. The war on terror goes on. — July 7, 2005; speaking to the press outside the G8 Conference at Gleneagles, in response to the London bombings. BBC News 24. I would like this to end as quickly as possible so we know the facts and if someone committed a crime they will no longer work in my administration. White House press conference (multiple sources) with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, July 18, 2005 in response to question about Karl Rove controversy (see also September 30, 2003) We have a serious ongoing investigation here. I think it's best that people wait until the investigation is complete before you jump to conclusions. I don't know all the facts. I want to know all the facts. White House press conference (multiple sources) with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, July 18, 2005 in response to question about Karl Rove controversy (see also September 30, 2003) I'm trying to figure out what else I can say that you — I didn't say yesterday that sounds profound to you without — without actually answering your question. White House press conference with Australian Prime Minister John Howard, July 19, 2005, in response to a question about his upcoming Supreme Court nominee Well, the jury is still out on evolution, you know. George W. Bush answering a question regarding the case about how the evolution of man should be taught in schools. September 2005 The Iranian regime is evil. They are bad. Iran is run by a paranoid club of intolerant men who think God talks to them and them only. (July 19, 2005) Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government, and to the extent that the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility. White House press conference (multiple sources) with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, September 13, 2005 in response to the Federal Government's actions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Judge Alito is one of the most accomplished and respected judges in America. And his long career in public service has given him an extraordinary breadth of experience... I urge the senate to act promptly so that an up or down vote is held before the end of this year. White House press conference (multiple sources) announcing the nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr. as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, October 31, 2005. A Haiku by GW Bush from his trip to Japan, November 16th, 2005 (pointed out by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show)[109]: I've consistently said as the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down. Those who enter the country illegally are breaking the law. (5 December 2005) The third part of our plan to strengthen border enforcement is to stop people from crossing the border illegally in the first place. (5 December 2005) I'm so excited to see the kangaroos. After landing in Austria for diplomacy 2005 Can you imagine if my name had been Mungo Bush? 18 February 2005; commenting on the name of a reporter's son On the one hand, you've got people who're working here to alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS. They're working on ways to have a clean environment... And on the other hand, you've got people killing innocent people. The contrast couldn't be clearer, between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty, and those who kill: those who've got such evil in their hearts that they will take the lives of innocent folks. The war on terror goes on. — July 7, 2005; speaking to the press outside the G8 Conference at Gleneagles, in response to the London bombings. BBC News 24. I would like this to end as quickly as possible so we know the facts and if someone committed a crime they will no longer work in my administration. White House press conference (multiple sources) with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, July 18, 2005 in response to question about Karl Rove controversy (see also September 30, 2003) We have a serious ongoing investigation here. I think it's best that people wait until the investigation is complete before you jump to conclusions. I don't know all the facts. I want to know all the facts. White House press conference (multiple sources) with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, July 18, 2005 in response to question about Karl Rove controversy (see also September 30, 2003) I'm trying to figure out what else I can say that you — I didn't say yesterday that sounds profound to you without — without actually answering your question. White House press conference with Australian Prime Minister John Howard, July 19, 2005, in response to a question about his upcoming Supreme Court nominee Well, the jury is still out on evolution, you know. George W. Bush answering a question regarding the case about how the evolution of man should be taught in schools. September 2005 The Iranian regime is evil. They are bad. Iran is run by a paranoid club of intolerant men who think God talks to them and them only. (July 19, 2005) Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government, and to the extent that the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility. White House press conference (multiple sources) with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, September 13, 2005 in response to the Federal Government's actions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Judge Alito is one of the most accomplished and respected judges in America. And his long career in public service has given him an extraordinary breadth of experience... I urge the senate to act promptly so that an up or down vote is held before the end of this year. White House press conference (multiple sources) announcing the nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr. as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, October 31, 2005. A Haiku by GW Bush from his trip to Japan, November 16th, 2005 (pointed out by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show)[109]: I've consistently said as the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down. Those who enter the country illegally are breaking the law. (5 December 2005) The third part of our plan to strengthen border enforcement is to stop people from crossing the border illegally in the first place. (5 December 2005) I'm so excited to see the kangaroos. After landing in Austria for diplomacy

Bush HW 50. "I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here." --at the President's Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002

49. "We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease." --Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001

48. "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." -Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

47. "I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport." --Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2001

46. "Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." --Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004

45. "I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah." --at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2001

44. "You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror." --interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006

43. "The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th." --Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007

42. "I'm the commander -- see, I don't need to explain -- I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president." --as quoted in Bob Woodward's Bush at War

41. "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties." --discussing the Iraq war with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson in 2003, as quoted by Robertson

40. 3. "I think I was unprepared for war." –on the biggest regret of his presidency, ABC News interview, Dec. 1, 2008

39. "I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me." --talking to key Republicans about Iraq, as quoted by Bob Woodward

38. "I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." --presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

37. "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." --Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000

36. "Do you have blacks, too?" --to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001

35. "This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating." --as quoted by the New York Daily News, April 23, 2002

34. "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." --on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina

33. "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." --Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

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Bush Shoe (Continued from Page 1) 30. "For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it." --Philadelphia, Penn., May 14, 2001

29. "This is an impressive crowd -- the haves and the have mores. Some people call you the elite -- I call you my base." --at the 2000 Al Smith dinner

28. "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." --LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

27. "I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe -- I believe what I believe is right." --Rome, Italy, July 22, 2001

26. "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005 (Listen to audio clip)

25. "People say, how can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight evil? You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in's house and say I love you." --Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2002

24. "I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I could plan for it...I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn't yet...I don't want to sound like I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't -- you just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one." --after being asked to name the biggest mistake he had made, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2004

23. "You forgot Poland." --to Sen. John Kerry during the first presidential debate, after Kerry failed to mention Poland's contributions to the Iraq war coalition, Miami, Fla., Sept. 30, 2004

22. "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter." --in parting words to world leaders at his final G-8 Summit, punching the air and grinning widely as those present looked on in shock, Rusutsu, Japan, July 10, 2008

21. "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." --State of the Union Address, Jan. 28, 2003, making a claim that administration officials knew at the time to be false

20. "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." --Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2001

19. "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." --Washington, D.C., March 13, 2002

18. "So what?" –President Bush, responding to a an ABC News correspondent who pointed out that Al Qaeda wasn't a threat in Iraq until after the U.S. invaded, Dec. 14, 2008

17. "Can we win? I don't think you can win it." --after being asked whether the war on terror was winnable, "Today" show interview, Aug. 30, 2004

16. "I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." --Washington, D.C. June 18, 2002

15. "I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job." --to a group of Amish he met with privately, July 9, 2004

14. "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." --speaking underneath a "Mission Accomplished" banner aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003

13. "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories ... And we'll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them." --Washington, D.C., May 30, 2003

12. "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere!" --joking about his administration's failure to find WMDs in Iraq as he narrated a comic slideshow during the Radio & TV Correspondents' Association dinner, Washington, D.C., March 24, 2004 (Read more)

11. "I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office." --Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008

10. "Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" --Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000

9. "As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured." --on the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2007

8. "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." --Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000

7. "I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense." --Washington, D.C. April 18, 2006

6. "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." --Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

5. "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." --Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004 (Watch video clip)

4. "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." --Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004 (Watch video clip)

3. "You work three jobs? ... Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." --to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005 (Listen to audio clip)

2. "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." --to FEMA director Michael Brown, who resigned 10 days later amid criticism over his handling of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005

1. "My answer is bring them on." --on Iraqi insurgents attacking U.S. forces, Washington, D.C., July 3, 2003





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