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I appreciate all the local and state officials who are here today. I particularly want to point out one person Staff Sergeant John Forbess. I had the honor of meeting John at the base of Air Force One. He was severely wounded in a helicopter crash in Iraq in 2003. Yet, despite his wounds, he volunteers in the Fisher House.
Umm... Yeah. The guy Dubya was pointing out is named Josh Forbess. Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Nov. 25, 2008

Social Security is in pretty good shape for baby boomers. As a matter of fact, we're the problem. We're getting ready to retire just so happens I turn 62 in 2008, which is a convenient age.
What's convenient about being 62? Highland Heights, Kentucky, May 19, 2006

The reason why the border is necessary is because there's suiciders coming in from Syria into Iraq.
The reason the border is necessary is because that's what divides the two nations, Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 2006

We are dismantling the operators. And when we find them, we bring them to justice as quickly as we can. That's the short-term strategy. There's also the strategy of making it clear, if you harbor a terrorist the short-term strategy of dealing with threats before they come to hurt us I say, before they fully materialize.
Dubya does his best Foghorn Leghorn impersonation, Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 2006

It seems like to me that if somebody is talking to Al Qaeda, we want to know why.
The whole "it seems like to me" bit (which in itself is an odd expression) is what screws up the inference of this sentence, Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 2006

In order to safeguard the civil liberties of the people, we have this [NSA domestic eavesdropping] program fully scrutinized on a regular basis. It's been authorized, reauthorized many times. We got lawyers looking at it from different branches of government.
So he had judicial branch and legislative branch lawyers looking at it, too? I'm skeptical. Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 2006

I fully expect in a democracy I expect and, frankly, welcome the voices of people saying, you know, Mr. President, you shouldn't have made that decision, or, you know, you should have done it a better way. I understand that. What I don't like is when somebody said, he lied. Or, they're in there for oil. Or they're doing it because of Israel. That's the kind of debate that basically says the mission and the sacrifice were based on false premise. 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.
Dubya sets the parameters of a debate that doesn't sound much like a debate, and "being abhorrent about war" doesn't make sense. Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 2006

A lot of us are getting ready to retire. We're called baby boomers. See, my retirement age happens to be in 2008, I reached retirement age in 2008, which is a convenient year for me to retire.
Both the original and the correction miss the mark, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Jun. 2, 2005

There is a baby boomer generation getting ready to retire. I'm pretty aware of that. I am one.
Dubya is a baby boomer generation, Louisville, Kentucky, Mar. 10, 2005

Saddam Hussein said, I'm not going to expose my weapons, I'm not going to get rid of my I'm not going to allow inspectors in, he said. But this is the same man who had used them. So I had to make a decision do I trust the word of madman, or do I remember the lessons of September the 11th?
Did Dubya not believe that Hussein wouldn't let inspectors in? I'm confused. Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2004

Laura reminded me, in July of 2002, on the television screens came to the notation, "America is Marching to War."
As is often the case, I have an idea of what Dubya's trying to say, but he isn't quite saying it, is he? Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2004

[The estate tax is] on its way to being put to extinction. I say, on its way you'll hear me talk in a minute that these some of these taxes don't really go away. It's like they go away for a period of time, but they come back.
I always laugh when I hear Dubya's cute explanation of how the Estate Tax Reform of 2001 expires in 2011, Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2004

I want to send the signal to our enemy that you have aroused a compassionate and decent and mighty nation, and we're going to hunt you down.
No, I didn't make this one up. Louisville, Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

And [the terrorists] understand one thing about us, too when we need to be plenty tough, we're going to be plenty tough. And they're learning another thing about America. When we need to be compassionate and loving, we can be compassionate and loving, too.
Apparently Dubya's taking on the enemy with compassion and love when necessary, Louisville, Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

We value a free press. We value freedom. And the more we value freedom, the more they hate us. That's why. That's why the enemy still exists.
Which of course does nothing to explain his administration's freedom-destroying penchant for secrecy, Louisville, Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

We've got a fabulous United States military, and they're on the hunt.
Louisville, Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

The facts are, this is a man who gassed his own people, has invaded two countries, a person who stiffed the international organization time and time again.
On Saddam Hussein, Louisville, Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

You need to tell your loved ones, the little ones in particular, that when they hear the President talking about Al Qaeda, Iraq and other places, I do so because I long for peace.
Echoes of George Orwell's "Ministry of Peace"... Louisville, Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

And then you say, well, why, Mr. President, do you need to talk about making the tax relief permanent? Because a quirk in the law in the United States Senate says that you won't we're going to cut your taxes, but in 10 years it will have come back. It's hard for me to explain. I mean, how can you say, on the one hand, we're cutting your taxes, on the other hand, it goes away after 10 years?
Makes you wonder how he gets through more complicated matters, Louisville, Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

It's this fundraiser is going to be history in about 30 minutes or if I keep it shorter than that, about 20 minutes.
I'm sure that's what the candidate and the paying guests wanted to hear, Anne Northup for Congress Luncheon, Louisville, Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

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