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Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.President Bush, putting the cart before the horse aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003
This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating.President Bush, April 23 2002
We know where [Iraq's weapons of mass destruction] are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat.Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, east, west, south, and north of the answer, March 30, 2003
There are limits to how much corn can be used for ethanol. After all, we got to eat some.President Bush, breaking down the alternative-energy crisis, April 25 2006
If the Iranians were to have a nuclear weapon, they could proliferate.President Bush, showing off his grasp of the birds and the bees, March 21, 2006
On June 14, 2003, President Bush proved he had as much trouble with his feet as with his mouth. While attempting to ride a segway scooter, the motorized behicle designed to make travel easier for the elderly, Bush spilled forward, capsizing the transport and almost falling face-first into the pavement. He hadn'e figured out how to turn it on correctly.George W Bush
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
Oftentimes, we live in a processed world -- you know, people focus on the process and not the results.President Bush, speaking about the Middle East peace process, May 29, 2003
I said you were a man of peace. I want you to know I took immense crap for that.President Bush, speaking to Israel's then - prime minister Ariel Sharon in 2002, quoted June 3, 2003
I used the expression 'ride herd.' I don't know if anybody understood the meaning. It's a little informal in diplomatic terms. I said, 'We're going to put a guy on the ground to ride herd on the process.' See them all scratching their heads.President Bush, June 4, 2003
There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead.President Bush, May 11, 2001
Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me.President Bush, May 27, 2004
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.President Bush, explaining his Social Security reform strategy, May 24, 2005
First, let me make it very clear: Poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill.President Bush, May 19, 2003
I made my position very clear on embryonic stem cells. I'm a strong supporter of adult stem cell research, of course. But 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.President Bush, unclear on how he feels about stem cell research, May 20, 2005
For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three nonfatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it.President Bush, May 14, 2001
President Bush announced the capture of Abu Faraj al-Libbi, identified as the alleged No. 3 man in Al Qaeda's terrorist hierarchy. Bush called him a "major facilitator and chief planner for the Al Qaeda network" and said the strike was a "critical victory in the war on terror." However, on May 8, it was revealed that al-Libbi was actually an operative of little consequence. One past associate of Osama bin Laden's was amused by al-Libbi's capture, saying, "What I remember of him is, he used to make the coffee and do the photocopying."President Bush, May 5, 2005
In terms of the CO2 issue, I will explain as clearly as I can, today and every other chance I get, that we will not do anything that harms our economy. Because, first things first, are the people who live in America.President Bush, discussing his reasons for ignoring the Kyoto Protocol, March 29, 2001
For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times.President Bush, forgetting that whole World War II think, February 18, 2002
What better way to get people off welfare than to have them marry eachother? That was the idea behind part of President Bush's welfare plan, announced in 2002. Bush allocated $300 million of the law's budget for "demonstration plans" and helpful "get yourself a man" workshops, as well as $135 million to teach kids about the wonders of abstinence in the event that they did actually score a partner. The president didn't stipulate whether this money could be used for buying such marital aids as bouquets and Prince CDs.February 26, 2002
I am not going to give you a number for it, because it's not my business to do intelligent work.Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, when asked at a congressional hearing how many Iraqi insurgents there were, February 16, 2005
We know there are known knowns: There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say we know there are things we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know.Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, during a Department of Defence news beiefing, February 12, 2002
You work three jobs? ... Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that. Get any sleep?President Bush, to a divorced mother of three, February 4, 2005
The California crunch is really the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.President Bush, January 14, 2001
Because he's hiding.President Bush, explaining why 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden hadn't been apprehended, January 16, 2005
On January 14, 2002, President Bush showed up for a press conference with a purple buise on his cheeck and a red scrape on his lower lip. Sweeping aside rumors that he'd literally fallen off the wagon, Bush explained that he'd choked on a pretzel while watching the Baltimore-Miami NFL Playoff game. After losing consciousness for a short time, he woke to find his two dogs "looking at me a little funny." Imagine what the rest of the world was doing.President Bush
I'm occasionally reading, I want you to know, in the second term.President Bush, who once declared his favorite book to be "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", March 16, 2005
I'm going to spend a lot of time on Social Security. I enjoy it. I enjoy taking on the issue. I guess it's the mother in me.President Bush, April 14, 2005
They misunderestimated me.George W Bush, Bentonville Ark, November 6, 2000
The suicide bombings have increased; there's too many of them.President Bush, August 15, 2001
We need to thin our forests in America.President Bush, on the evils of trees, August 11, 2003
The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway.President Bush, on lessons learned from daddy, August 9, 2004
The question in my mind is, 'How many additional American casualties is Saddam worth?' And the answer is, 'Not very damned many.'"Vice President Cheney, at that time the secretary of defense under President George H W Bush, following the first Gulf War, August 1992
On August 7, 2002, Vice president Cheney claimed that Halliburton is "a fine company" that he is happy "to be associated with." It was nice to hear the veep standing up for a corporation that had paid a $2 million settlement due to claims of fraudulent work at a job at Fort Ord in California, had allegedly offered $180 million in bribes for a Nigerian oil facility, and had been warned repeatedly by the Pentagon about running Iraq war mess halls with blood-covered kitchen floors and rotting meats and vegetables.Dear Dick Cheney
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.President Bush, always thinking, August 5, 2004
A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.President Bush, July 26, 2001
I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq.Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, probably willing to make an exception for the United States, July 21, 2003
The President of the United States is not a fact-checker.A senior administration official, July 18, 2003
It reads like a mystery, a novel. It's well written.President Bush, applauding the 9/11 Commission report, July 26, 2004
The House appropriations committee granted President Bush's request to pay Vice President Cheney's official-residence electric bill out of the Navy's budget. The energy bill for the residence, which was actually owned by the Navy, had risen to an unsightly amount of $186,000 a year. The committee didn't suggest that Cheney turn off the lights whenever he left a room.July 17, 2001
This is a special day for me. One of our daughters, a new graduate of the University of Texas, is travelling with me. Jenna, thanks for coming. She's already given me good advice. She said, "Dad, change your shirt.'"President Bush, July 9, 2004
President Bush accused Senator John Edwards, the newly chosen running mate of Senator John Kerry, the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, of being too inexperienced. No one pointed out that prior to Bush's election as president, his only political experience had been serving as governor of Texas, which was considered by many to be little more than a hand-holding position.July 7, 2004
Well, it's an unimaginable honor to be the president during the Fourth of July of this country. It means what these words say, for starters. The great inalienable rights of our country. We're blessed with such values in America. And I - it's - I'm a proud man to be the nation based upon such wonderful views.President Bush, visiting the Jefferson Memorial, July 2, 2001
I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep on the soil of a friend.President Bush, on visiting Denmark, June 29, 2005
Do you have blacks, too?George Bush to Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso; Washington, D.C.; November 8, 2001
My attitude about the world changed, and I know the attitude about the world from a lot of folks here in America’s attitude changed.President Bush, Discussing the Sept. 11 attacks, Fairfax, Va., April 10, 2007
More than two decades later, it is hard to imagine the Revolutionary War coming out any other way.President Bush, Martinsburg, W.Va., July 4, 2007
One of the most serious long-term challenges facing our country is dependence on oil — especially oil from foreign lands.President Bush, December 19, 2007
See, free nations do not develop weapons of mass destruction.President Bush, forgetting that the United States has developed plenty of WMD
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully.President Bush, amateur zoologist, October 1 2000
We need an energy bill that encourages consumption.President Bush, September 23 2002
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.President Bush, confusing objective with subjective, September 22, 2003
After all, this [Saddam Hussein] is a guy that tried to kill my dad at one time.President Bush, September 26, 2002
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.'President Bush, September 19, 2002
When I take action. I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 enemy tent and hit a camel in the butt.President Bush, September 13, 2001
The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorise himself.President Bush, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 29 January, 2003
I think war is a dangerous place.President Bush, Washington DC, 7 May, 2003
The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the - the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice.President Bush, Washington DC, 27 October, 2003
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.President Bush, Washington DC, 17 September, 2004
You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.CBS News, Washington DC, 6 September, 2006
Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?Florence, South Carolina, 11 January, 2000
Reading is the basics for all learning.Reston, Virginia, 28 March, 2000
As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards.President Bush, CNN, 30 August, 2000
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.President Bush, Townsend, Tennessee, 21 February, 2001
I understand small business growth. I was one.President Bush, New York Daily News, 19 February, 2000
Will the highways on the internet become more few?President Bush, Concord, New Hampshire, 29 January, 2000
Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.President Bush, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 18 October, 2000
I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.President Bush, Bartlett, Tennessee, 18 August, 2000
And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it, and [Tony Blair] read it.President Bush, On the publication of the Baker-Hamilton Report, Washington DC, 7 December, 2006