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George Bush Quotes
George Bush Quotes
"After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers." "America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children." "America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman." "America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life." "America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud." "America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life." "America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people." "Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us." "Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes." "Any outlaw regime that has ties to terrorist groups or seeks to possess weapons of mass destruction is a grave danger to the civilised world and will be confronted." "Bring them on." "Combat forces of the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Poland, and other countries enforced the demands of the United Nations, ended the rule of Saddam Hussein - and the people of Iraq are free." "Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do." "Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." "Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear." "Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation." "For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place." "For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America." "Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction." "Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended." "Globalization has altered the dynamics in the White House, as well as between the White House and the Treasury." "Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are." "Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure." "I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman." "I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest." "I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom." "I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch." "I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." "I don't see how you can lead this country to succeed in Iraq if you say wrong war, wrong time, wrong place. What message does that send our troops? What message does that send to our allies? What message does that send the Iraqis?" "I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." "I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way." "I think war is a dangerous place." "I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve." "I understand everybody in this country doesn't agree with the decisions I've made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand." "I understand I'm running against a person who is so anxious to become president, he will do whatever it takes." "I will never relent in defending America - whatever it takes." "I'll tell you what PAYGO means, when you're a senator from Massachusetts, when you're a colleague of Ted Kennedy, pay go means: You pay, and he goes ahead and spends." "I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure." "If the Iraqi regime is able to produce, buy or steal an amount of highly enriched uranium a little larger than a single softball, it could have a nuclear weapon in less than a year." "If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign." "Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver." "It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue." "John Kerry says we didn't have any allies in this war. What's he say to Tony Blair? What's he say to Alexander Kwasniewski of Poland? You can't expect to build an alliance when you denigrate the contributions of those who are serving." "Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time." "Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them." "On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America." "One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected." "Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough." "Our nation is somewhat sad, but we're angry. There's a certain level of blood lust, but we won't let it drive our reaction. We're steady, clear-eyed and patient, but pretty soon we'll have to start displaying scalps." "Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage." "People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example; I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me." "Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment." "Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction." "Senator Kerry assures us that he's the one to win a war he calls a mistake, an error, and a diversion. But you can't win a war if you don't believe in fighting." "Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue." "Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."" "Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror." "Some have argued we should wait, and that's an option. In my view, it's the riskiest of all options, because the longer we wait, the stronger and bolder Saddam Hussein will become." "States should have the right to enact... laws... particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live." "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." "The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch." "The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them." "The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war." "The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend." "The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true." "The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell." "The resolution approved today presents the Iraqi regime with a test - a final test." "The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test." "The story of America is the story of expanding liberty: an ever-widening circle, constantly growing to reach further and include more. Our nation's founding commitment is still our deepest commitment: In our world, and here at home, we will extend the frontiers of freedom." "The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got." "The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march." "The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it." "The tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free." "The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger." "The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom." "The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily, yet we are prepared for the alternative." "The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom." "There can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein." "There's no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country." "There's no such thing as legacies. At least, there is a legacy, but I'll never see it." "This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of war." "This way of life is worth defending." "This young century will be liberty's century." "To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States." "Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character." "Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people." "We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky." "We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons." "We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores. When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos? Parents, don't make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m." "We concluded that tomorrow is a moment of truth for the world. Many nations have voiced a commitment to peace and security, and now they must demonstrate that commitment to peace and security in the only effective way: by supporting the immediate and unconditional disarmament of Saddam Hussein." "We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace." "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 the worlds beyond our own." "We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbour them." "We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray." "We're pursuing a strategy of freedom around the world, because I understand free nations will reject terror. Free nations will answer the hopes and aspirations of their people. Free nations will help us achieve the peace we all want." "We've climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it's a valley of peace." "Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness." "When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive." "When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart." "With those attacks, the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got." "You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box." "It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another." "Read my lips: no new taxes." "Please don't look at the part of the glass that is only half full." "I think I've got to do better in making clear what the message is, and I think I can do better. But I think there's so much noise out there that I've got to figure out how to make it clearer that we are for the things that I have advocated that would help." "You cannot be president of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial and the Civil War and all that stuff. You can't be. And we are blessed." "Total ass, slimeball [on Michael Moore]" "Outrageous, his lies about my family [on Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore]" "I just sit ther and do what I vowed I would never do - talk back to the television [on losing it]"