Most stupid George Bush quotes

On Iraq
"But Iraq has—have got people there that are willing to kill, and they're hard-nosed killers. And we will work with the Iraqis to secure their future."
Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

"I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein."
Washington, D.C., May 25, 2004

"The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the—the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice."
Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2003

"My answer is bring them on."
On Iraqi militants attacking U.S. forces, Washington, D.C., July 3, 2003

"We ended the rule of one of history's worst tyrants, and in so doing, we not only freed the American people, we made our own people more secure."
Crawford, Texas, May 3, 2003

"We've got hundreds of sites to exploit, looking for the chemical and biological weapons that we know Saddam Hussein had prior to our entrance into Iraq."
Santa Clara, Calif., May 2, 2003

"You're free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it'll take time to restore chaos and order—order out of chaos. But we will."
Washington, D.C., April 13, 2003

"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself."
Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 29, 2003

"There is no such thing necessarily in a dictatorial regime of iron-clad absolutely solid evidence. The evidence I had was the best possible evidence that he had a weapon."

On Economy
"By the way, we rank 10th amongst the industrialized world in broadband technology and its availability. That's not good enough for America. Tenth is 10 spots too low as far as I'm concerned."
Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 26, 2004

"The march to war affected the people's confidence. It's hard to make investment. See, if you're a small business owner or a large business owner and you're thinking about investing, you've got to be optimistic when you invest. Except when you're marching to war, it's not a very optimistic thought, is it? In other words, it's the opposite of optimistic when you're thinking you're going to war."
Springfield, Missouri, Feb. 9, 2004

"Let me tell you my thoughts about tax relief. When your economy is kind of ooching along, it's important to let people have more of their own money."
Boston, Oct. 4, 2002

"See, without the tax relief package, there would have been a deficit, but there wouldn't have been the commiserate—not 'commiserate'—the kick to our economy that occurred as a result of the tax relief."

"You're working hard to put food on your family."

On Education
"We expect the states to show us whether or not we're achieving simple objectives—like literacy, literacy in math, the ability to read and write."
on federal education requirements, Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

"The illiteracy level of our children are appalling."
Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004

"Rarely is the question asked, is . . . our children learning?"
2001 Washington TV/Radio Correspondents dinner

On Foreign Policy
"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."
Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2005

"Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat."
Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2004

"I didn't join the International Criminal Court because I don't want to put our troops in the hands of prosecutors from other nations. Look, if somebody has done some wrong in our military, we'll take care of it. We got plenty of capability of dealing with justice."
Niceville, Fla., Aug. 10, 2004

"Secondly, the tactics of our—as you know, we don't have relationships with Iran. I mean, that's—ever since the late '70s, we have no contacts with them, and we've totally sanctioned them. In other words, there's no sanctions—you can't—we're out of sanctions."
Annandale, Va., Aug. 9, 2004

"King Abdullah of Jordan, the King of Morocco, I mean, there's a series of places—Qatar, Oman—I mean, places that are developing—Bahrain—they're all developing the habits of free societies."
Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2004

"See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003

"You forgot Poland"

"In my judgment, when the United States says there will be serious consequences, and if there isn't serious consequences, it creates adverse consequences."

"Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better" September 24, 2001

On Health Care
"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."
Sept. 6, 2004, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

"My pro-life position is I believe there's life. It's not necessarily based in religion. I think there's a life there, therefore the notion of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness."
Quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 23, 2001

On Human Right
"It seemed like Amnesty International based some of their decisions on the word and allegations by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people had been trained in some instances to disassemble – that means not tell the truth."
Washington, D.C., 31 May, 2005

"More Muslims have died at the hands of killers than—I say more Muslims—a lot of Muslims have died—I don't know the exact count—at Istanbul. Look at these different places around the world where there's been tremendous death and destruction because killers kill."
Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2004

"My views are one that speaks to freedom."
Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2004

"I was a prisoner too, but for bad reasons."
To Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, on being told that all but one of the Argentine delegates to a summit meeting were imprisoned during the military dictatorship, Monterrey, Mexico, Jan. 13, 2004

On National Security and War on Terror
"It's in our country's interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm's way."
Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

"After standing on the stage, after the debates, I made it very plain, we will not have an all-volunteer army. And yet, this week—we will have an all-volunteer army. Let me restate that."
Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 16, 2004

"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."
Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

"The law I sign today directs new funds and new focus to the task of collecting vital intelligence on terrorist threats and on weapons of mass production."
Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2002

"I was proud the other day when both Republicans and Democrats stood with me in the Rose Garden to announce their support for a clear statement of purpose: you disarm, or we will.»
Speaking about Saddam Hussein, Manchester, N.H., Oct. 5, 2002

«There's no doubt in my mind that we should allow the world worst leaders to hold America hostage, to threaten our peace, to threaten our friends and allies with the world's worst weapons."
South Bend, Ind., Sept. 5, 2002

"I'm not gonna fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt."
September 20, 2001.

"The best way to find these terrorists who hide in holes is to get people coming forth to describe the location of the hole, is to give clues and data."

Reporter: Is the tide turning in Iraq? -- Bush: "I think - tide turning - see, as I remember, I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of, it's easy to see a tide turn - did I say those words?" June 14, 2006

On Social Security
"In terms of timetables, as quickly as possible—whatever that means."
On the president's time frame for shoring up Social Security, Washington D.C., March 16, 2005

"If you're a younger person, you ought to be asking members of Congress and the United States Senate and the president what you intend to do about it. If you see a train wreck coming, you ought to be saying, what are you going to do about it, Mr. Congressman, or Madam Congressman?"
Detroit, Feb. 8, 2005

"Now, we talked to Joan Hanover. She and her husband, George, were visiting with us. They are near retirement—retiring—in the process of retiring, meaning they're very smart, active, capable people who are retirement age and are retiring."
Alexandria, Va., Feb. 12, 2003

"The future will be better tomorrow."

"I believe we are called to do the hard work to make our communities and quality of life a better place."
Collinsville, Ill., 5 Jan., 2005

"It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life."
Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2004

"I'm so pleased to be able to say hello to Bill Scranton. He's one of the great Pennsylvania political families."
Drexel Hill, Penn., Sept. 15, 2003

"Our country puts $1 billion a year up to help feed the hungry. And we're by far the most generous nation in the world when it comes to that, and I'm proud to report that. This isn't a contest of who's the most generous. I'm just telling you as an aside. We're generous. We shouldn't be bragging about it. But we are. We're very generous."
Washington, D.C., July 16, 2003

"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."
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

"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."
Appearing on ABC's 20/20, Washington D.C., Jan. 14, 2005

"I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure."
Interview with the Associated Press, Jan. 18, 2001

"The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants."
Interview with the New York Times, Jan. 14, 2001

"I always jest to people, the Oval Office is the kind of place where people stand outside, they're getting ready to come in and tell me what for, and they walk in and get overwhelmed by the atmosphere. And they say 'man, you're looking pretty. "
Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004

"Tribal sovereignty means that, it's sovereign. You're a—you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities."
Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004

"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. … He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. (Laughter.) Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me. (More laughter.)"
Nashville, Tenn., May 27, 2004

"One of the most meaningful things that's happened to me since I've been the governor—the president—governor—president. Oops. Ex-governor. I went to Bethesda Naval Hospital to give a fellow a Purple Heart, and at the same moment I watched him—get a Purple Heart for action in Iraq—and at that same—right after I gave him the Purple Heart, he was sworn in as a citizen of the United States—a Mexican citizen, now a United States citizen."
Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 2004

"I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves."
Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2003

"Iran would be dangerous if they have a nuclear weapon."
Washington, D.C., June 18, 2003

"Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history—revisionist historians is what I like to call them."
Elizabeth, N.J., June 16, 2003

"I'm the master of low expectations."
Aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003

"I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things."
Aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003

"I recently met with the finance minister of the Palestinian Authority, was very impressed by his grasp of finances."
Washington, D.C., May 29, 2003

"And, most importantly, Alma Powell, secretary of Colin Powell, is with us."
Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2003

"I think the American people—I hope the American–I don't think, let me—I hope the American people trust me."
Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2002

"I know something about being a government. And you've got a good one."
Stumping for Gov. Mike Huckabee, Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 4, 2002

"I'm plowed of the leadership of Chuck Grassley and Greg Ganske and Jim Leach."
Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 16, 2002

"They misunderestimated me"

"Truth Teller"


"I think war is a dangerous place."
Washington, D.C., May 7, 2003

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