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

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Quotes of the Morning: Four Years

“My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 19, 2003

“Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, May 1, 2003

“We have focused resources on veterans who need it most, those with service-related disabilities and low incomes and special needs. We've established a new scheduling system to make certain that veterans seeking care for a service connected condition are the first in line.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, August 31, 2004

“Our men and women in the military have superb training and the best equipment and able commanders.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, November 11, 2004

“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 ‘Dubya’ Bush, February 22, 2005

“You have served with honor and distinction -- and a little longer than some of you expected. (Laughter.)”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, February 23, 2005

“I think the Iraq government will be up to the task of defeating the insurgents. I think they dealt the insurgents -- I think the Iraqi people dealt the insurgents a serious blow when they -- when we had the elections.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, May 31, 2005

“...that is to be able to say to our country, at any time anybody gets hurt anywhere, they're going to get the best medical care possible. And that's done right here at Bethesda, as well as Walter Reed.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, December 21, 2005

“I know our governors are worried about the troop levels in Iraq. Here's my response. I will determine the troop levels in Iraq, one, necessary to achieve victory based upon the recommendations of our commanders, not based upon politics in Washington, D.C.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, February 27, 2006

“We're with you. We know the work is hard, but the work is necessary. And we're winning; and we're winning.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, June 28, 2006

“There -- it's -- you know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, September 6, 2006

“I believe Iraq will be able to defend, govern and sustain itself. Otherwise, I'd pull our troops out.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, October 25, 2006

“PELLEY: Do you think you owe the Iraqi people an apology for not doing a better job? DUBYA: That we didn't do a better job or they didn't do a better job?

PELLEY: Well, that the United States did not do a better job in providing security after the invasion.
DUBYA: Not at all. I am proud of the efforts we did. We liberated that country from a tyrant. I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude, and I believe most Iraqis express that. I mean, the people understand that we've endured great sacrifice to help them. That's the problem here in America. They wonder whether or not there is a gratitude level that's significant enough in Iraq.
-Interview with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 12, 2007

“I've listened to a lot of voices. People in my administration heard a lot of voices. We weighed every option. I concluded that to step back from the fight in Baghdad would have disastrous consequences for people in America.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, February 14, 2007

“Yet those on the ground are seeing some hopeful signs.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 19, 2007

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