Quotes - Repeat Offender (Battlefront: America)
"In my line of work you gotta keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kinda catapult the propaganda." - Dubya, May 24, 2005

Battlefront: America
This repeat offense features Dubya asserting that the U.S. has never been attacked on its own soil, which is of course totally wrong. The War of 1812 saw numerous attacks and incursions on American territory, including the occupation of Eastern Maine and Alexandria, Virginia, as well as the Battle of Baltimore (inspiration for the "Star Spangled Banner"), the torching of the Capitol, the White House, the War Office, and the Treasury building in Washington, D.C., and the blockade of most of its major ports. In World War II, not only was Pearl Harbor (Hawaii, USA) attacked, but Dutch Harbor (Alaska, USA) was also attacked by the Japanese, and the Alaskan islands of Attu and Kiska were seized, as well (occupants of those islands were shipped off to prison camps on the Japanese island of Hokkaido). On the West Coast, Japanese submarines launched small-scale attacks on Fort Stevens, Oregon and Santa Barbara, California, and also launched an airplane over the Oregon countryside to drop incendiary bombs. I'm not even going to get into the Civil War.

  1. We've had oceans which have protected us over our history. Except for Pearl Harbor, we've never really been hit before. (Oct. 24, 2001)
  2. This is a very unusual period in American history, obviously. We've never been attacked like this before. We're still being attacked. Our heart goes out to anybody who suffers in America. And so, we're bolstering our homeland defense. We're disrupting and denying anybody who wants to harm the American people. We spend hours tracking down every possible lead of somebody who would come into this country or who might be burrowed in this country, trying to hurt any American. (Oct. 31, 2001)
  3. After all, we're at war, and for the first time in our nation's history, part of the battlefront is here at home. (Oct. 31, 2001)
  4. I recently spoke to high school students in Maryland and realized that for the first time ever these seniors will graduate in the midst of a war in our own country. (Nov. 8, 2001)
  5. When we grew up, the baby boomers and everybody else, we never really thought we'd be attacked. I mean, the last thing that I entered my mind when I was getting out of high school in 1964 is that an enemy would attack America. And, yet, here you are graduating from high school, the first high school class to ever have seen the 48 contiguous states attacked by an enemy. (Note: Baltimore is within the 48 contiguous states, only there weren't 48 during the War of 1812 - Mar. 4, 2002)
  6. You're the first high school class to have graduated with America under attack. (May 8, 2002)
  7. But you'll be the first high school class that has graduated with America under attack. (May 8, 2002)
  8. For all these years we were safe. People couldn't come and attack us so we thought. Of course, Hawaii got attacked, but that's not a part of our mainland. We felt secure here in the country. (Sep. 7, 2002)
  9. And the battlefield has now shifted to America, so there's a different dynamic than we've ever faced before. (Sep. 10, 2002)
Battlefront: America > The Blink/Sleep Dynamic

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