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And You Can Take That To The Bank

50 quotes from George II.
For your amusement or meditation
Lost in his geography

1. "We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
George W. Bush
2. "It's time for the human race to enter the solar system."
George W. Bush
3. "The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country."
George W. Bush

Lost in his logic
4. " It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. "
George W. Bush
5. "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
George W. Bush
6. "These people are trying to shake the will of the Iraqi citizens, and they want us to leave...I think the world would be better off if we did leave..."
George W. Bush
7. "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
George W. Bush
8. "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
George W. Bush
9. "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."
George W. Bush
10. Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness.
George W. Bush

Lost in space
11. "For NASA, space is still a high priority."
George W. Bush

With heaven on his side
12. "I believe God wants me to be president."
George W. Bush
13. "I was chosen by the grace of God to lead at that moment."
George W. Bush
14. "God told me to strike at al-Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to
solve the problem in the Middle East."
George W. Bush
15. "I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job."
George W. Bush

Lost in his vocabulary
16. "Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
George W. Bush
17. "The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for 'entrepreneur'."
George W. Bush
18. "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is, 'to be prepared'."
George W. Bush
19. "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."
George W. Bush

Lost in his delusions

20. "Iraq and Afghanistan ...are now democracies and they are allies in the cause of freedom and peace."
George W. Bush
21. "Ariel Sharon ... is a man of courage and a man of peace."
George W. Bush
22. "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."
George W. Bush

Lost in his pacificity

23. "I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
George W. Bush
24. "This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table."
George W. Bush
25. "Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."
George W. Bush
26. "Governments accountable to the voters focus on building roads and schools—not weapons of mass destruction." (N.B.: The U.S. has
10,000 nuclear weapons)
George W. Bush

The Thinker

27. "Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion."
George W. Bush
28. "The Islam that we know is a faith devoted to the worship of one God, as revealed through The Holy Qur'an. It teaches the value and the
importance of charity, mercy, and peace."
George W. Bush

Stuck on his teeter-totter

29. "I favor leaving up to a woman and her doctor the abortion question."
George W. Bush
30. "I am pro-life."
George W. Bush
31. "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."
George W. Bush
32. "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."
George W. Bush
33. "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories...for those who say we haven't found the banned
manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them."
George W. Bush

Lost in the future

34. "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties in Iraq."
George W. Bush
35. "We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur. "
George W. Bush
36. "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
George W. Bush
37. "Many Iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast, and I have a message for them: If we must begin a military campaign, it will
be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you."
George W. Bush, speech of March 17, 2003
38. "To the C students, I say you too can be president of the United States."
George W. Bush

Lost in his perception

39. "A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
George W. Bush
40. "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
George W. Bush
41. "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
George W. Bush

Lost in his double speak

42. "There's a lot of suffering in the Palestinian territory, because militant Hamas is trying to stop the advance of democracy." (The Hamas
government was elected)
George W. Bush
43. "We look forward to analyzing and working with legislation that will make—it would hope—put a free press's mind at ease that you're not
being denied information you shouldn't see."
George W. Bush

The big little dictator

44. "In a time of war, the president must have the power he needs to make the tough decisions, including, if need be, the decision to grant
himself even more power."
George W. Bush
45. "I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things."
George W. Bush
46. "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
George W. Bush
47. "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."
George W. Bush
48. "I will not withdraw [from Iraq], even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me."
George W. Bush
49. "I'm the decider, and I decide what's best."
George W. Bush

Lost in his war fog
50. "I don't have the foggiest idea about what I think about international, foreign policy."
George W. Bush