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

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Prophet and Loss

"I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true. One, I believe there's an Almighty. And, secondly, I believe one of the great gifts of the Almighty is the desire in everybody's soul, regardless of what you look like or where you live, to be free."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 24, 2006

“Anyone else feel a cold chill up their spine when Dubya talks like he is the tool of the Almighty? Personally I agree (except for that ‘of the Almighty’ part), but when the guy with his finger on the button starts talking about basing foreign policy on his belief in God, I get… well… I get jumpy. And he tends to do it a lot.”

“I believe there's an Almighty, and I believe the Almighty's great gift to each man and woman in this world is the desire to be free. This isn't America's gift to the world, it is a universal gift to the world, and people want to be free.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 23, 2006

“I'm also mindful that man should never try to put words in God's mouth. I mean, we should never ascribe natural disasters or anything else to God. We are in no way, shape, or form should a human being, play God.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 14, 2005

“That one would be better if it, you know, made sense.”

“We have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom, and America will always be faithful to that cause.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 19, 2005

“Apparently God is calling us from somewhere behind Alpha Centauri and is trying to tell us something. He is saying that our foreign policy has made mistakes, and that one of the mistakes was helping people after we attacked. I really get the feeling that Dubya is talking about the Old Testament God. You know, the fire and brimstone version? The one who rained down fire on Fallujah, um, I mean Sodom and Gomorrah. The one who wasn’t all that hip into the ‘mercy’ thing.”

“Bush said the United States erred in attempting large reconstruction projects soon after the invasion was completed.
‘It didn't make any sense’ undertaking these projects because ‘they became convenient targets for the enemy,’ he said. ‘ . . . I'm getting down in minutiae. But there are some tactics that, when I look back, that would have done differently.’"
-Washington Post, April 24, 2006

“You see the biggest problem we had in invading Iraq, killing at least tens of thousands of civilians and destroying their infrastructure was trying to fix the infrastructure. Apparently things would have gone better in the war if we had left the people of Iraq without power and water (not that we have truly restored it now). If only we hadn’t tried to fix all of those schools life would have been better.”

“Newspaper headlines have borne much bad and frightening news lately: car bombs in Baghdad, missile fusillades launched at hotels, deadly attacks on U.S. soldiers, Iraqi police and governmental officials, and representatives of the international community. But there is plenty of good news, too, even though it doesn't as often make the papers. And that good news stems from a single irreversible and critical truth: the Iraqi people are free. . . . Real progress is being made on the ground that gives Iraqis hope that life will get steadily better. . . . We have renovated more than 1,500 schools.”
-Colin Powell, October 31, 2003

“Stupid, stupid Colin Powell.. Didn’t you just hear? The construction projects were the problem. Giving the Iraqi people hope was an ‘err’ on the part of America. Fearless Leader said so, and he’s talked to God, so he should know.”

"What I was saying is there's more than just terrorist attacks that are taking place in Iraq. There's schools opening, there are hospitals opening. The electricity -- the capacity to deliver electricity to the Iraqi people is back up to pre-war levels. ... I know it's a dangerous place." -George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 20, 2004

“Listen idiot.. I just said that the reconstruction projects were the problem. How dare you contradict Fearless Leader! ..oh, sorry sir. I didn’t see that it was you..”


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