The Funny and Silly Guy in our White House
Published on February 22, 2004 By Wahkonta Anathema In Politics
This is a silly guy here we got in the White House. Far from being a wise Statesman, this is someone who probably couldn't get a G.E.D. If this is what Yale produces, then it is a strike against Yale. His quotes on Iraq and WMD are at the end of the list for those who hear revisionism now say he never said there were Weapons of Mass Destruction and it is not why we declared war on Iraq. MJy favorite is the one where he was in a debate for Republican Candidates in AZ. in the year 2000. In an effort to distinguish himself and show his broad communicative powers, the man actually said, "We should make the pie higher."
This may have been the deciding factor in convincing Republicans he was the intellect to lead thier Party forward.

Just want to keep it front and center when you see him in his tie with groups of security cleared dupes applauding his wisdom. Folks, I knew Ronald Reagan, and this is no Ronald Reagan. Reagan had some good lines. You may recall his call on Gorbechav[sic]in Berlin to, "Tear down this wall!" as he stood under its' shadow. He also spoke of astronauts who reached out and touched the face of God, after the crash of the shuttle - a moving message to the Nation. Finally, I recall him ojecting in a debate and declaring his place in Republican politics with, "Senator, I paid for this microphone!". Reagan was good. Bush is a clown in a suit, hardly a leader, but a puppet on the strings of business and political controllers. He has to be. How else could such a person be a President?

Four more years? Yeah, right.

George W. Bush (1946-)
43rd President of the United States, Governor of Texas

“There ought to be limits to freedom.”

“Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment.”

“They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it’s some kind of federal program.”

“I do know I’m ready for the job. And, if not, that’s just the way it goes.”

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” [Reuters, May 5, 2000]

“When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world, and you knew exactly who they were. It was us vs. them, and it was clear who them was. Today, we are not so sure who the they are, but we know they’re there.” [at Iowa Western Community College, January 21, 2000]

“Keep good relations with the Grecians.” [The Economist, June 12, 1999]

“The mission must be to fight and win war and therefore to prevent war from happening in the first place.”

“A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.”

“We’re going to have the best educated American people in the world.”

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”

“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

“We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease.” [Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001]

“I think war is a dangerous place.” [Washington, D.C., May 7, 2003]

“This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We’re making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end.” [Washington, D.C., April 10, 2001]

“It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.” [Beaverton, Ore., Sep. 25, 2000]

“We cannot let terriers and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.” [Des Moines, IA, August 21, 2000]

“The only thing I know about Slovakia is what I learned first-hand from your foreign minister, who came to Texas.” [To a Slovak journalist, quoted by Knight Ridder News Service, June 22, 1999. Bush’s meeting was with Janez Drnovsek, the prime minister of Slovenia]

“And, most importantly, Alma Powell, secretary of Colin Powell, is with us.” [Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2003]

“I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.” [Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2001]

“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]

“The suicide bombings have increased. There's too many of them.” [Albuquerque, N.M., Aug. 15, 2001]

Despite the following claims by George W. Bush for the 2003 war in Iraq, no chemical, biological or nuclear weapons have been found, nor any documentation of their existence, nor any sign they were deployed in the field, nor any indication that any threat from weapons of mass destruction existed:

“Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons.” [September 12, 2002]

“I would remind you that when the inspectors first went into Iraq and were denied, finally denied access, a report came out of the Atomic—the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency]—that they were six months away from developing a weapon. I don’t know what more evident we need.” [September 12, 2002]

“We have also discovered through intellligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas. We are concened that Iraq is exploring ways of using these UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] for missions targeting the United States.” [October 7, 2002]

“The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program . . . Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment need for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uraninum for nuclear weapons.” [in Cincinnati, October 7, 2002]

“The Iraqi dictator must not be permitted to threaten America and the world with horrible poisons and diseases and gases and atomic weapons.” [from speech in Cincinnati, October 7, 2002]

“The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uraninum from Africa.” [from State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003]

“We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons--the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have.” [from national radio address, February 8, 2003]

“We have seen intelligence over many months that they have chemical and biological weapons, and that they have dispersed them and that they’re weaponized and that, in one case at least, the command and control arrangements have been established.” [from national radio address, February 8, 2003]

ntelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. The regime has already used weapons of mass destruction . . . .” [March 17, 2003]

“[T]he Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised . . . Under [UN] Resolutions 678 and 687—both still in effect—the United States and our allies are authorized to use force in ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. . . . In one year, or five years, the power of Iraq to inflict harm on all free nations would be multiplied many times over.” [March 17, 2003]

“We’ve found the weapons of mass destruction. You know, we found biological laboratories . . . . And we’ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong. We found them.” [from a statement during his trip to Poland, May 2003]

on Feb 22, 2004
That was pretty pathetic. Some of the quotes actually made sense if you're not a complete moron and insist on taking everything literally. "War is a dangerous place." No duh it is, but if you're a literalist you don't belong on a blog site anyway.

on Feb 22, 2004
and people wonder why other countries hate the u.s. our main representative is an idiot
on Feb 22, 2004
I think my favorite one is “I do know I’m ready for the job. And, if not, that’s just the way it goes.”

on Feb 22, 2004

Sure, I think he has problems with public speaking.  I'm sure you could find lots of funny stuff on other Presidents too, but this is something the press latched onto really early.

I don't think anyone can really know what it is like to suddenly be standing in the face of a press that basically all hate you, and have to answer questions off-the-cuff that you *know* are going to both directly effect the course of human events AND be sliced and diced by every antagonistic peon with a forum.  Terrier/terrorist type stuff is meaningless.  You can see him thinking ahead, and he picks the wrong word sometimes. I'm not saying that Bush is the best President ever; I like him, but I acknowledge that he is much more Joe Normal than Presidents past.

If anything, his political opponents should look hard at all these items, and realize what wastes of skin THEY must be if the American people know all this and still prefer him over their character and ideals.

on Feb 22, 2004
BakerStreet- There may an element of just humanness in some of these quotes, but you certainly can't say that about the quotes on weapons of mass destruction. And since he is the President of The United States, don't you think we should expect him to be able to think and act on his feet? You really think he is a Joe Normal kinda president?
on Feb 22, 2004
WiseFawn: The WMD thing is old hat. As has been said, Saddam Hussein himself thought he had weapons of mass destruction. I'm not sure how you can get much better intelligence about what Hussein had than Hussein can himself. So, yes. Doing the best you can with what you have is 'human'.
on Feb 22, 2004
You know what BakerStreet? It is not old hat to me. I can't sit here behind Maggie shrugging my shoulders saying, ahh, it's old hat, the guy is human. I don't want a puppet that can't even speak when someone doesn't pull his strings. And I don't want Americans to keep dying under the guise of WMD while we sit here with an old attitude. I don't think I'm asking for too much.
on Feb 22, 2004

WiseFawn: *sigh*

Did you mind when he was shooting at Coalition Aircraft daily? Did you mind that Hussein was paying 10k a head to the families of suicide bombers and supplying untold amounts of money to Hizbullah, Hamas, and their ilk?  I don't like seeing US soldiers die, either, but I am not gonna pretend that threats to other people's lives are less abominable.

on Feb 23, 2004
BakerStreet- I mind a LOT of things. I notice you sigh a lot, BakerStreet. Maybe you should get that checked.

Wahkonta Anathema- I read these quotes to my sister and the ones on the link by Bush Sr. I haven't heard her laugh that hard in a long time! But I also read them to my 22 year old daughter who is taking everything in and has friends in the military. I've asked her if she'd like to write a few blogs here and she is considering it. Sometimes you can just see her absorbing all the information. Thanks for posting these! I wouldn't have found them on my own!
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