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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Fear and Loathing

“If the furor over the port deal should go on, Mr. England said, it would give enemies of the United States aid and comfort: ‘They want us to become distrustful, they want us to become paranoid and isolationist.’”
-New York Times, February 23, 2006

“That would be Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England saying that.. Amazing how anything that goes against the Administration helps the enemy isn’t it? Apparently questioning the port deal helps terrorists.”

“Bush said the war's critics should stop questioning the motives that led him to launch the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
‘The American people know the difference between responsible and irresponsible debate when they see it…. And they know the difference between a loyal opposition that points out what is wrong, and defeatists who refuse to see that anything is right,’ Bush said.
‘I ask all Americans to hold their elected leaders to account and demand a debate that brings credit to our democracy — not comfort to our adversaries,’ Bush said.”
-LA Times, January 11, 2005

“Oh, and questioning the war in Iraq aids terrorists..”

“In acknowledging the message was true, President Bush took aim at the messenger Saturday, saying that The New York Times jeopardized national security by revealing that he authorized wiretaps on U.S. citizens after September 11. The president said he allowed the NSA ‘to intercept the international communications of people with known links to al Qaeda.’ Publishing details of the program ‘damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk,’ Bush said.”
-CNN, December 17, 2005

“And questioning the illegal Presidential wiretaps aids terrorists..”

“Almost every day is a new phase, in some ways, because we're reminding different countries which may be susceptible to al Qaeda, that you're either with us or against us. And so we're constantly working on bolstering confidence amongst some nations which may sometimes forget that either you're with us or you're with the terrorists. That's kind of a -- that's a phase, I guess you could say.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, July 17, 2002

“Heck, anything that isn’t for the Administration works for the terrorists.”

"Q: How can people help on the war on terror?
Dubya: It's one thing to have a philosophical difference — and I can understand people being abhorrent about war. War is terrible, but one way people can help as we're coming down the pike in the 2006 elections is remember the effect that rhetoric can have on our troops in harm's way, and the effect that rhetoric can have in emboldening or weakening an enemy."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, answering question from 7-year old child, January 11, 2006

“Apparently even the upcoming 2006 elections might aid the terrorists… IF we weaken Fearless Leader’s grip on America. Remember, terrorists aren’t the only ones who use fear to get what they want.”

"Why of course the people don't want war ... But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."
-Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II


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