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Nordicvs VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

[color=black]The following are quotes I found from George W. Bush, and most of them made me go hmmmm...[/color]

[color=black]This is not an anti-Bush subject--I'm just curious about how many other people find things he says as sometimes...well, dumb. Maybe he really is a smart guy, I'm not sure, but...does anyone else find any of these quotes to be silly or even aburd, or some perhaps contradictory, or is it just me?[/color]

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[color=black]"I don't think our troops should be used for what's called nation-building."[/color]

[color=black]-- spoken during a nationally televised debate, October 11, 2000. [/color]

[color=black]"I appreciate people's opinions, but I'm more interested in news. And 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."[/color]

[color=black]-- Fox News interview with Brit Hume, September 22, 2003. [/color]

[color=black]"I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things."[/color]

[color=black]-- aboard AirForce One, June 4 2003. [/color]

[color=black]We're fighting an enemy ... that will wear civilian uniforms....[/color]

[color=black]-- Washington, DC, March 25, 2003. [/color]

[color=black]"...If we use military force, in the post-Saddam Iraq the UN will definitely need to have a role. And that way it can begin to get its legs, legs of responsibility back."[/color]

[color=black]-- Lajes, Azores, March 16, 2003. [/color]

[color=black]"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 the president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation."[/color]

[color=black]-- interviewed by Bob Woodward, Crawford, TX, August 20, 2002. [/color]

[color=black]"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."[/color]

[color=black]-- East Literature Magnet School, Nashville, Tennessee, September 17, 2002. Couldn't quite get out "... fool me twice, shame on me." [/color]

[color=black]"I believe the enemy has wakened a spirit in this country that understands in order to fight evil, in order to fight evil -- that in order to fight evil, you can do so by loving your neighbor just like you'd like to be loved yourself."[/color]

[color=black]-- Stockton, CA, August 23, 2002. [/color]

[color=black]"There was certainly a very strong sentiment that we're on the right track when it comes to holding people to account who lie, steat or cheal...."[/color]

[color=black]-- responding the question of what was the most important thing he learned from the recent so-called economic forum. Crawford, Texas, August 16, 2002. [/color]

[color=black]"As the United States works to bring peace around the world our diplomats and/or soldiers can be drug into the court. That's very troubling."[/color]

[color=black]-- Milwaukee, WI, July 2, 2002. [/color]

[color=black]"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."[/color]

[color=black]-- Bridgeport, CT, April 9, 2002. [/color]

[color=black]"But there needs to be a focused, coalition effort in the region against peace."[/color]

[color=black]-- discussing the Middle East, Crawford, TX, March 30, 2002. [/color]

[color=black]"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."[/color]

[color=black]-- Washington, DC, January 7, 2002. The term 'Paki' is considered an ethnic slur in Britain. "The President has great respect for Pakistan and for the Pakistani people," White House spokesman Scott McClellan later clarified. [/color]

[color=black]"I know the governor likes to hunt rabbits down in Louisiana. Sometimes those rabbits think they can hide from the governor. But, eventually, he smokes them out and gets them. And that's exactly what is happening to Mr. bin Laden, and all the murderers that he's trying to hide in Afghanistan."[/color]

[color=black]-- with Governor Mike Foster, Washington, DC, December 19, 2001. Foster later admitted "... I don't know anybody who hunts [rabbits] that way."[/color]

[color=black]"And we'll be tough and resolute as we unite, to make sure freedom stands, to rout out evil, to say to our children and grandchildren, we were bold enough to act, without tiring, so that you can live in a great land and in a peaceful world.... And there's no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail."[/color]

[color=black]-- speaking to employees of the Department of Labor, Washington, DC, October 4, 2001 [/color]

[color=black]"...[W]hen nations are under attack, now is not the time for politics."[/color]

[color=black]-- with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chr├ętien, Washington, DC, September 25, 2001 [/color]

[color=black]"This crusade ... is going to take a while."[/color]

[color=black]-- Washington, DC, September 16, 2001 [/color]




NiteStryker

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#2 13 years ago

We're fighting an enemy ... that will wear civilian uniforms....[/QUOTE] ...how is that a "Bushism"?

[W]hen nations are under attack, now is not the time for politics

Thats true,...

[QUOTE=]"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."

:lol: :rofl:

I remember that one. I just kinda shook my head. :chuckle:




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#3 13 years ago

this has already been posted so many times here , refrain from any spamming or flaming or i'll have to close it




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#4 13 years ago
"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."

:lol: I heard that one too! I was just like :wtf:.




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#5 13 years ago

That is kinda impossible. Hell, this thread is practically a copy of one in the melee right now. "Top 25 Bushisms" I prefer a leader that isn't glib. A politican who has a supurb command of the English language is bound to use it for bad purposes.




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#6 13 years ago

For the last two years this has always been my favorite:

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



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#7 13 years ago

Quote: We're fighting an enemy ... that will wear civilian uniforms....

...how is that a "Bushism"? Civilians don`t wear uniforms.




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#8 13 years ago

USMA:

That is kinda impossible. Hell, this thread is practically a copy of one in the melee right now. "Top 25 Bushisms"

Oh. I have not actually seen that thread. And I thought I coined the term 'Bushism'--damn!




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#9 13 years ago
'[CoUkniu']Quote: We're fighting an enemy ... that will wear civilian uniforms.... ...how is that a "Bushism"? Civilians don`t wear uniforms.

Exactly. One can not easily ascertain if a person is a friend or foe.




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#10 13 years ago

hehe i love that list, the idiot cant string more then 3 words together if it killed him