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Ex-Iraqi Information Minister's Greatest Hits

I hope the format isn’t all screwed up.

“There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”

“My feelings - as usual - we will slaughter them all”

“Our initial assessment is that they will all die”

“God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.”

“They’re coming to surrender or be burned in their tanks.”

“Who are in control, they are not in control of anything - they don’t even control themselves!”

“I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have
started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We
will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.”

“I can assure you that those villains will recognize, will discover in appropriate time in the future how stupid they are and how they are pretending things which have never taken place.”

“We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels - We have driven them back.”

“We have them surrounded in their tanks”

“Lying is forbidden in Iraq. President Saddam Hussein will tolerate nothing but truthfulness as he is a man of great honor and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to speak freely of the truths evidenced in their eyes and hearts.”

“Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us.”

“I triple guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad.”

Britain “is not worth an old shoe”

“we have given them a sour taste”

“They are most welcome. We will butcher them.”

“We will welcome them with bullets and shoes.”

“The British forces which were dropped there have been eliminated mostly on the (battle)field, except for those who fled … It is a complete defeat … Amazingly the Americans have pushed the British to do that. They pushed them ahead as if it is an experiment. The result was very tragic for the British.”

?We have placed them in a quagmire from which they can never emerge except dead?

“Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire”

“I speak better English than this villain Bush”

“They’re not even [within] 100 miles [of Baghdad]. They are not in any
place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion … they are
trying to sell to the others an illusion.”

“We will kill them all…most of them.”

“They are like a snake and we are going to cut it in pieces.”

“they are nowhere near the airport …they are lost in the desert…they can not read a compass…they are retarded.”

“They are not in Baghdad. They are not in control of any airport. I tell you this. It is all a lie. They lie. It is a hollywood movie. You do not believe them.”

“Our estimates are that none of them will come out alive unless they surrender to us quickly.”

“We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein’s soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly.”

“We’re giving them a real lesson today. Heavy doesn’t accurately describe the level of casualties we have inflicted.”

“Today I have visited whole Baghdad city, no invaders found. You go and see how we have ousted them from this city. They are cying outside and waiting to receive bullets. They will be killed shortly.”

“The situation is excellent, they are going to try to approach Baghdad…and I believe their grave will be there.”

“They will be burnt. We are going to tackle them”

“Yes, the american troops have advanced further. This will only make it easier for us to defeat them”

“Their casualties and bodies are many.”

“Listen, this explosion does not frighten us any langer. The cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target.”

“The United Nations…[is] a place for prostitution under the feet of
Americans.”

“They are superpower of villains. They are superpower of Al Capone.”

“They are retreating on all fronts. Their military effort is a subject of laughter throughout the world.”

“We are winning!”

www.WeLoveTheIraqiInformationMinister.com

Check that site out.

eheheheh, sure is funny…The man is mental case.

But these ones have more of a subtle quality to them that I find irresistable. Guess who?

“You don’t need to be smart to be president”
–Republican Congressman J.C. Watts - said at a February campaign appearance on Bush’s behalf. Washington Post, 6/11/00

“I think anybody who doesn’t think I’m smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.”
–U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000

“Rarely is the question asked: is our children learning”
–Florence, SC, Jan. 11, 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, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.”
–Reuters, May 5, 2000

“I think we agree, the past is over.”
–On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000

“Laura and I really don’t realize how bright our children is sometime until we get an objective analysis.”
–Meet the Press, April 15, 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

“We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations; their obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of reading. In order to make sure there’s not this kind of federal cufflink.”
–Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, March 30, 2000

“The fact that he relies on facts – says things that are not factual – are going to undermine his campaign.”
–New York Times, March 4, 2000

“It is not Reaganesque to support a tax plan that is Clinton in nature.”
–Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 2000

“I understand small business growth. I was one.”
–New York Daily News, Feb. 19, 2000

“How do you know if you don’t measure if you have a system that simply suckles kids through?”
–Explaining the need for educational accountability, Beaufort, S.C.,Feb.16, 2000

“The senator has got to understand if he’s going to have he can’t have it both ways. He can’t take the high horse and then claim the low road.”
–To reporters in Florence, S.C., Feb. 17, 2000

“If you’re sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.”
–Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000

“We ought to make the pie higher.”
-South Carolina Republican Debate, Feb. 15, 2000

“I’ve changed my style somewhat, as you know. I’m less, I pontificate less, although it may be hard to tell it from this show. And I’m more interacting with people.”
–Meet The Press, Feb. 13, 2000

“I think we need not only to eliminate the tollbooth to the middle class, I think we should knock down the tollbooth.”
–Nashua, N.H., as quoted by Gail Collins, New York Times, Feb. 1, 2000

“The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case.”
–Pella, Iowa, as quoted in the San Antonio Express News, Jan. 30, 2000"

“This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It’s what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.”
–Speaking during Perseverance Month at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H.

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

“This is still a dangerous world. It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses.”
–At a South Carolina oyster roast; quoted in the Financial Times, Jan.14, 2000

“There needs to be debates, like we’re going through. There needs to be townhall meetings. There needs to be travel. This is a huge country.”
–Larry King Live, Dec. 16, 1999

“The important question is, How many hands have I shaked?”
–Answering a question about why he hasn’t spent more time in New Hampshire; quoted in the New York Times, Oct. 23, 1999

“Keep good relations with the Grecians.”
–Quoted in the Economist, June 12, 1999

“When it is all said and done, I will have made more money than I ever dreamed I would make.”
–Source & Date unknown (please email us the source if you know)

“I don’t remember debates. I don’t think we spent a lot of time debating it. Maybe we did, but I don’t remember.”
–On discussing the Vietnam War as an undergraduate at Yale, in the Washington Post, July 27, 1999

“Put the ‘off’ button on.”
–South Carolina, February 14, 2000

“I did denounce it. I de-I denounced it. I denounced interracial dating. I denounced anti-Catholic bigacy… bigotry.”
–Referring to his Bob Jones University visit and the subsequent criticism, Virginia, February 25, 2000

“We believe in opportunity for all Americans: Rich and poor, black and white…”
–From a speech at Bob Jones Univ., in South Carolina, 2/2/00

“We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you like to be liked yourself.”
–George W. Bush puts an interesting twist on Jesus Christ’s proverb: “Love thy neighbor.” (Quote is from the Financial Times)

“I would have said yes to abortion if only it was right. I mean, yeah it’s right. Well no it’s not right that’s why I said no to it.”
–South Carolina, February 14,2000

“My [tax cut] plan is realistic because it avoids meaningless 15-year projections.”
–George W. Bush goes to extraordinary lengths to defend his tax cut plan. (Quote is from a Bush speech in Iowa, 12/1/99)

“The fundamental question is: ‘Will I be a successful president when it comes to foreign policy?’ I will be, but until I’m the president, it’s going to be hard for me to verify that I think I’ll be more effective.”
–New York Times, 7/28/99

“There ought to be limits to freedom”
–at a Press conference at the Texas State House, May 21, 1999, referring to GWBush.com

“We have struggle to not proceed but to preceed to the future of a nation’s child.”
–Journal Gazette 11/12/00

“My opponent seems to think that Social Security is a federal program. I believe that money is yours and you should be able to invest it yourself.”
-The final Presidential debate

“Down in Washington they’re playing with Social Security like it’s some kind of government program!”
-NBC Nightly News (Date unknown, anyone out there know?)

“The reason we start a war is to fight a war, win a war, thereby causing no more war!”
–The first Presidential debate

"They said, ‘You know, this issue doesn’t seem to resignate [sic] with the people.’ And I said, you know something? Whether it resignates [sic] or not doesn’t matter to me, because I stand for doing what’s the right thing, and what the right thing is hearing the voices of people who work.
–Portland, Ore., Oct. 31, 2000

“It’s your money. You paid for it.”
–LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

"It’s important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It’s not only life of babies, but it’s life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.
-Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000

“If affirmative action means what I just described, what I’m for, then I’m for it.”
–The Presidential Debates. St. Louis, Mo., October 18, 2000

“It’s going to require numerous IRA agents.”
–On Gore’s tax plan, Greensboro, N.C., Oct. 10, 2000

“I don’t think we need to be subliminable [sic] about the differences between our views on prescription drugs.”
–Orlando, Fla., Sept. 12, 2000. He then repeatedly mispronounced the word after his press conference.

“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully”
–Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

“Will the highways on the Internet become more few?”
–Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

“It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.”
–Beaverton, Ore., Sep. 25, 2000

“If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier…just as long as I’m the dictator…”
–Washington, DC, Dec 18, 2000, during his first trip to Washington as President-Elect

“They misunderestimated me.”
–Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

“That’s a chapter, the last chapter of the 20th, 20th, the 21st century that most of us would rather forget. The last chapter of the 20th century. This is the first chapter of the 21st century.”
–On the Lewinsky scandal, Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000"

“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”
?LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000"

“There’s a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, ‘I don’t want you to let me down again.’”
? Boston, Massachusetts, October 3, 2000

“I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can’t answer your question”
–Reynoldsburg, Ohio, October 4, 2000

“You teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
–February 21, 2001 - President Bush at Townsend Elementary School, touting his education reform plans.

Some repetition, but still…

“Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican.”?Declining to answer reporters’ questions at the Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, Canada, April 21, 2001

“We must have the attitude that every child in America?regardless of where they’re raised or how they’re born?can learn.”?New Britain, Conn., April 18, 2001

“It is time to set aside the old partisan bickering and finger-pointing and name-calling that comes from freeing parents to make different choices for their children.”?Remarks on “parental empowerment in education,” Washington, D.C., April 12, 2001

“I think we’re making progress. We understand where the power of this country lay. It lays in the hearts and souls of Americans. It must lay in our pocketbooks. It lays in the willingness for people to work hard. But as importantly, it lays in the fact that we’ve got citizens from all walks of life, all political parties, that are willing to say, I want to love my neighbor. I want to make somebody’s life just a little bit better.”?Concord Middle School, Concord, N.C., April 11, 2001

“This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We’re making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end.”?Washington, D.C., April 10, 2001

“The Senate needs to leave enough money in the proposed budget to not only reduce all marginal rates, but to eliminate the death tax, so that people who build up assets are able to transfer them from one generation to the next, regardless of a person’s race.”?Washington, D.C., April 5, 2001

“It would be helpful if we opened up ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge). I think it’s a mistake not to. And I would urge you all to travel up there and take a look at it, and you can make the determination as to how beautiful that country is.”?Press conference, Washington, D.C., March 29, 2001

“I’ve coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically.”?Radio-Television Correspondents Association dinner, Washington, D.C., March 29, 2001

“And we need a full affront on an energy crisis that is real in California and looms for other parts of our country if we don’t move quickly.”?Press conference, Washington, D.C., March 29, 2001

“I assured the prime minister, my administration will work hard to lay the foundation of peace in the Middle?to work with our nations in the Middle East, give peace a chance. Secondly, I told him that our nation will not try to force peace, that we’ll facilitate peace and that we will work with those responsible for a peace.”?Photo opportunity with Ariel Sharon, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2001

“There are some monuments where the land is so widespread, they just encompass as much as possible. And the integral part of the?the precious part, so to speak?I guess all land is precious, but the part that the people uniformly would not want to spoil, will not be despoiled. But there are parts of the monument lands where we can explore without affecting the overall environment.”?Media round table, Washington, D.C. March 13, 2001

“A lot of times in the rhetoric, people forget the facts. And the facts are that thousands of small businesses?Hispanically owned or otherwise?pay taxes at the highest marginal rate.”?to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Washington, D.C., March 19, 2001

“But the true threats to stability and peace are these nations that are not very transparent, that hide behind the?that don’t let people in to take a look and see what they’re up to. They’re very kind of authoritarian regimes. The true threat is whether or not one of these people decide, peak of anger, try to hold us hostage, ourselves; the Israelis, for example, to whom we’ll defend, offer our defenses; the South Koreans.”?Media roundtable, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2001

“I do think we need for a troop to be able to house his family. That’s an important part of building morale in the military.”?Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, March 12, 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.”?Interview with the Washington Post, March 9, 2001

“I think there is some methodology in my travels.” ?Washington, D.C., March 5, 2001

“I’m also honored to be here with the speaker of the House?just happens to be from the state of Illinois. I’d like to describe the speaker as a trustworthy man. He’s the kind of fellow who says when he gives you his word he means it. Sometimes that doesn’t happen all the time in the political process.”?Chicago, March 6, 2001

“Ann and I will carry out this equivocal message to the world: Markets must be open.”?Swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, Washington, D.C., March 2, 2001

“Of all states that understands local control of schools, Iowa is such a state.”?Council Bluffs, Iowa, Feb. 28, 2001

“Those of us who spent time in the agricultural sector and in the heartland, we understand how unfair the death penalty is.”?Omaha, Neb., Feb. 28, 2001

“My pan plays down an unprecedented amount of our national debt.”?Budget address to Congress, Feb. 27, 2001

“The budget caps were busted, mightily so. And we are reviewing with people like Judd Gregg from New Hampshire and others some budgetary reform measures that will reinstate?you know, possibly reinstate budgetary discipline. But the caps no longer?the caps, I guess they’re there. But they didn’t mean much.”?Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2001

“I have said that the sanction regime is like Swiss cheese?that meant that they weren’t very effective.”?White House press conference, Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 2001

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

“Home is important. It’s important to have a home.”?Crawford, Texas, Feb. 18, 2001

“One reason I like to highlight reading is, reading is the beginnings of the ability to be a good student. And if you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams; it’s going to be hard to go to college. So when your teachers say, read?you ought to listen to her.”?Nalle Elementary School, Washington, D.C., Feb 9, 2001

“It’s good to see so many friends here in the Rose Garden. This is our first event in this beautiful spot, and it’s appropriate we talk about policy that will affect people’s lives in a positive way in such a beautiful, beautiful part of our national?really, our national park system, my guess is you would want to call it.”?Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 2001

“We’re concerned about AIDS inside our White House?make no mistake about it.”?Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2001

“I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state.”?Question and answer session with the press, Jan. 29, 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

“States should have the right to enact reasonable laws and restrictions particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.”?Cleveland, June 29, 2000

“Unfairly but truthfully, our party has been tagged as being against things. Anti-immigrant, for example. And we’re not a party of anti-immigrants. Quite the opposite. We’re a party that welcomes people.”?Cleveland, July 1, 2000

“The fundamental question is, ‘Will I be a successful president when it comes to foreign policy?’ I will be, but until I’m the president, it’s going to be hard for me to verify that I think I’ll be more effective.”?In Wayne, Mich., as quoted by Katharine Q. Seelye in the New York Times, June 28, 2000

“The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I’ve looked at. I do not believe we’ve put a guilty … I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.” All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000

“I’m gonna talk about the ideal world, Chris. I’ve read?I understand reality. If you’re asking me as the president, would I understand reality, I do.”?On abortion, Hardball, MSNBC; May 31, 2000

“There’s not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me.”?On the coming Social Security crisis; Wilton, Conn.; June 9, 2000

“I think anybody who doesn’t think I’m smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.”?U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000

Bush: "First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That’s diecis?is de Septiembre, and …

"Matthews: “What’s that in English?”

Bush: “Fifteenth of September.” (Diecis?is de Septiembre = Sept. 16)?Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 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.”?Ibid.

“This is a world that is much more uncertain than the past. In the past we were certain, we were certain it was us versus the Russians in the past. We were certain, and therefore we had huge nuclear arsenals aimed at each other to keep the peace. That’s what we were certain of. … You see, even though it’s an uncertain world, we’re certain of some things. We’re certain that even though the ‘evil empire’ may have passed, evil still remains. We’re certain there are people that can’t stand what America stands for. … We’re certain there are madmen in this world, and there’s terror, and there’s missiles and I’m certain of this, too: I’m certain to maintain the peace, we better have a military of high morale, and I’m certain that under this administration, morale in the military is dangerously low.”?Albuquerque, N.M., the Washington Post, May 31, 2000

“He has certainly earned a reputation as a fantastic mayor, because the results speak for themselves. I mean, New York’s a safer place for him to be.”?On Rudy Giuliani, The Edge With Paula Zahn, May 18, 2000

“The fact that he relies on facts?says things that are not factual?are going to undermine his campaign.”?New York Times, March 4, 2000

“I think we agree, the past is over.”?On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.”–Reuters, May 5, 2000

GOV. BUSH: Because the picture on the newspaper. It just seems so un-American to me, the picture of the guy storming the house with a scared little boy there. I talked to my little brother, Jeb?I haven’t told this to many people. But he’s the governor of?I shouldn’t call him my little brother–my brother, Jeb, the great governor of Texas.
JIM LEHRER: Florida.
GOV. BUSH: Florida. The state of the Florida.?
The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, April 27, 2000

“I hope we get to the bottom of the answer. It’s what I’m interested to know.”?On what happened in negotiations between the Justice Department and Eli?n Gonz?lez’s Miami relatives, as quoted by the Associated Press, April 26, 2000

“Laura and I really don’t realize how bright our children is sometimes until we get an objective analysis.”?CNBC, April 15, 2000

“You subscribe politics to it. I subscribe freedom to it.”?Responding to a question about whether he and Al Gore were making the Eli?n Gonz?lez case a political issue. In Palm Beach, Fla., as quoted by the Associated Press, April 6, 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.”?In Los Angeles as quoted by the Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2000

“Reading is the basics for all learning.”?Announcing his “Reading First” initiative in Reston, Va., March 28, 2000

“We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations, their obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of reading. In order to make sure there’s not this kind of federal?federal cufflink.”?At Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, March 30, 2000

“Other Republican candidates may retort to personal attacks and negative ads.”?Fund-raising letter from George W. Bush, quoted in the Washington Post, March 24, 2000

“I’ve got a reason for running. I talk about a larger goal, which is to call upon the best of America. It’s part of the renewal. I6t’s reform and renewal. Part of the renewal is a set of high standards and to remind people that the greatness of America really does depend on neighbors helping neighbors and children finding mentors. I worry. I’m very worried about, you know, the kid who just wonders whether America is meant for him. I really worry about that. And uh, so, I’m running for a reason. I’m answering this question here and the answer is, you cannot lead America to a positive tomorrow with revenge on one’s mind. Revenge is so incredibly negative. And so to answer your question, I’m going to win because people sense my heart, know my sense of optimism and know where I want to lead the country. And I tease people by saying, ‘A leader, you can’t say, follow me the world is going to be worse.’ I’m an optimistic person. I’m an inherently content person. I’ve got a great sense of where I want to lead and I’m comfortable with why I’m running. And, you know, the call on that speech was, beware. This is going to be a tough campaign.”?Interview with the Washington Post, March 23, 2000

“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.”?Interview with the New York Times, March 15, 2000

“It’s evolutionary, going from governor to president, and this is a significant step, to be able to vote for yourself on the ballot, and I’ll be able to do so next fall, I hope.”?In an interview with the Associated Press, March 8, 2000

"It is not Reaganesque to support a tax plan that is Clinton in nature.’’?Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 2000

“I don’t have to accept their tenants. I was trying to convince those college students to accept my tenants. And I reject any labeling me because I happened to go to the university.”?Today, Feb. 23, 2000

“I understand small business growth. I was one.”?New York Daily News, Feb. 19, 2001

“The senator has got to understand if he’s going to have?he can’t have it both ways. He can’t take the high horse and then claim the low road.”?To reporters in Florence, S.C., Feb. 17, 2000

“Really proud of it. A great campaign. And I’m really pleased with the organization and the thousands of South Carolinians that worked on my behalf. And I’m very gracious and humbled.”?To Cokie Roberts, This Week, Feb. 20, 2000

“I don’t want to win? If that were the case why the heck am I on the bus 16 hours a day, shaking thousands of hands, giving hundreds of speeches, getting pillared in the press and cartoons and still staying on message to win?”?Newsweek, Feb. 28, 2000

“I thought how proud I am to be standing up beside my dad. Never did it occur to me that he would become the gist for cartoonists.”?ibid.

“If you’re sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.”?Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000

“How do you know if you don’t measure if you have a system that simply suckles kids through?”?Explaining the need for educational accountability in Beaufort, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000

“We ought to make the pie higher.”?South Carolina Republican Debate, Feb. 15, 2000

“I do not agree with this notion that somehow if I go to try to attract votes and to lead people toward a better tomorrow somehow I get subscribed to some?some doctrine gets subscribed to me.”?Meet The Press, Feb. 13, 2000

“I’ve changed my style somewhat, as you know. I’m less?I pontificate less, although it may be hard to tell it from this show. And I’m more interacting with people.”?ibid

“I think we need not only to eliminate the tollbooth to the middle class, I think we should knock down the tollbooth.”?Nashua, N.H., as quoted by Gail Collins in the New York Times, Feb. 1, 2000

“The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case.”?Pella, Iowa, as quoted by the San Antonio Express-News, Jan. 30, 2000

“Will the highways on the Internet become more few?”?Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

“This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It’s what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.”?Speaking during “Perseverance Month” at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

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

"What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don’t know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that’s my position.’’?Quoted by Molly Ivins, the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000

“When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world, and you knew exactly who they were,” he said. “It was us vs. them, and it was clear who them was. Today, we are not so sure who the they are, but we know they’re there.”?Iowa Western Community College, Jan 21, 2000

“The administration I’ll bring is a group of men and women who are focused on what’s best for America, honest men and women, decent men and women, women who will see service to our country as a great privilege and who will not stain the house.”?Des Moines Register debate, Iowa, Jan. 15, 2000

“This is still a dangerous world. It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mential losses.”?At a South Carolina oyster roast, as quoted in the Financial Times, Jan. 14, 2000

“We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you like to be liked yourself.”?ibid.

“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”?Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

“Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.”?ibid.

“There needs to be debates, like we’re going through. There needs to be town-hall meetings. There needs to be travel. This is a huge country.”?Larry King Live, Dec. 16, 1999

“I read the newspaper.”?In answer to a question about his reading habits, New Hampshire Republican Debate, Dec. 2, 1999

“I think it’s important for those of us in a position of responsibility to be firm in sharing our experiences, to understand that the babies out of wedlock is a very difficult chore for mom and baby alike. … I believe we ought to say there is a different alternative than the culture that is proposed by people like Miss Wolf in society. … And, you know, hopefully, condoms will work, but it hasn’t worked.”?Meet the Press, Nov. 21, 1999

“The students at Yale came from all different backgrounds and all parts of the country. Within months, I knew many of them.”?From A Charge To Keep, by George W. Bush, published November 1999

“It is incredibly presumptive for somebody who has not yet earned his party’s nomination to start speculating about vice presidents.”?Keene, N.H., Oct. 22, 1999, quoted in the New Republic, Nov. 15, 1999

“The important question is, How many hands have I shaked?”?Answering a question about why he hasn’t spent more time in New Hampshire, in the New York Times, Oct. 23, 1999

“I don’t remember debates. I don’t think we spent a lot of time debating it. Maybe we did, but I don’t remember.”?On discussions of the Vietnam War when he was an undergraduate at Yale, Washington Post, July 27, 1999

“The only thing I know about Slovakia is what I learned first-hand from your foreign minister, who came to Texas.”?To a Slovak journalist as quoted by Knight Ridder News Service, June 22, 1999. Bush’s meeting was with Janez Drnovsek, the prime minister of Slovenia.

“If the East Timorians decide to revolt, I’m sure I’ll have a statement.”?Quoted by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, June 16, 1999

“Keep good relations with the Grecians.”?Quoted in the Economist, June 12, 1999

“Kosovians can move back in.”?CNN Inside Politics, April 9, 1999

“It was just inebriating what Midland was all about then.”?From a 1994 interview, as quoted in First Son, by Bill Minutaglio

“Innnncommmmming”

Avoids Roids 4/30/03

There is always propaganda from both sides, during a war.

I’m sorry to see that many people have swallowed the US government propaganda, hook line and sinker.

There is always propaganda from both sides, during a war.

I’m sorry to see that Lumpy has swallowed the Socialist propaganda, hook line and sinker.

“The Wall Street Journal published a report that stated that over 500 000 North Vietnamese chidren were borned with congenital effects” - Restless 03/29/03

“It is also to satisfy the Zionists which are placed all over the key points in the USA government?” - Restless 03/29/03

“Apparently he failed to take in consideration that the board in question is not only frequented by wanna be nazis like him.” - Restless 03/29/03

“I generallize now because it’s my belief most of americans do support their governments incondicionally.” - Restless 03/29/03

“So the USA clearly apllies a double standart here.” - Restless 03/31/03

“Allright, first, this is my last post in this thread, or any other “political” thread here at T-mag.” - Restless 04/01/03

“Yep, I am a worthless liar…Anyway, don’t worry all you can expect from me are a few caustic remarks like this one. I’m done here.” - Restless 04/16/03

“The UN inspectors were still performing their job and could have have staied there untill they found something if it weren’t for Bush’s trigger hitchy finger.” - Restless 04/03/03

“And the Mage, the only thing I ever lost in these threads was my time and patience.” - Restless 04/16/03

“I am certainly one of the most evil ones around.” - Restless 04/20/03

“The history books are filled with terrible lies and the USA never, ever did anything wrong,. right?” - Restless 04/27/03

“If anyone has anything interesting to say I all hears but as it is, this discussion is dead for me.” - Restless 04/30/03

“Way to go Lumpy.” - Restless 04/02/03

“I speak better English than this villain Bush”

Actually, this one might be true, seriously…

The Mage, I’m actually flatered that you actually take the time to go around gathering quotes from me. Trying to learn something, are we?

from http://www.dubyaspeak.com/war.shtml

"We’re fighting an enemy that knows no rules of law, that will wear civilian uniforms, that is willing to kill in order to continue the reign of fear of Saddam Hussein. "
– Ahh, yes, civilian uniforms… Pentagon, Mar. 25, 2003

"Saddam Hussein is a threat to our nation. September the 11th changed the strategic thinking, at least, as far as I was concerned, for how to protect our country. My job is to protect the American people. It used to be that we could think that you could contain a person like Saddam Hussein, that oceans would protect us from his type of terror. September the 11th should say to the American people that we’re now a battlefield, that weapons of mass destruction in the hands of a terrorist organization could be deployed here at home. "

Better start destroying all the Boeings…

“It’s a war in which we will hunt down those who hate America, one person at a time.
– Broadening the definition of who America is fighting against in a way which suggests that it will be an incredibly long war”
Washington, D.C., Mar. 4, 2003

Either with us or against us, right?

"It is important for the Iraqi leadership and Iraqi generals to clearly understand that if they take innocent life, if they destroy infrastructure, they will be held to account as war criminals. "
. Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2003

And if americans do so we’ll just call it humanitarian aid…

"Should any Iraqi officer or soldier receive an order from Saddam Hussein, or his sons, or any of the killers who occupy the high levels of their government, my advice is, don’t follow that order. Because if you choose to do so, when Iraq is liberated, you will be treated, tried and persecuted as a war criminal. "

ummmm, maybe it’s prosecuted, no?

"All Texans are proud that our state is the home to so many fine military units, including the great 1st Calvary Division. "
– It’s Cavalry Dubya, Cavalry. Calvary is the hill upon which Jesus was crucified. Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 3, 2003