Quotes - Repeat Offender (Terrorists = Folks)
"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

Terrorists = Folks
This repeat offense features Dubya referring to terrorists plotting against America as "folks". An odd choice of words, even for Dubya.

  1. Now, we're making progress on the war against terror. It's a different kind of war. Steve re-enacts battles where there used to be infantries moving against infantries and artilleries moving against artilleries and flights of aircraft flying all over the this is a different type of war. These folks are nothing but a bunch of cold-blooded killers who, they'll send youngsters to their death and they'll hide. (Jul. 29, 2002)
  2. These are folks that have hijacked a great religion and then take innocent life. And that's a huge difference between America. (Sep. 27, 2002)
  3. As a matter of fact, this is a global effort. We're facing a a group of folks who have such hatred in their heart, they'll strike anywhere with any means, and that's why it's essential that we have strong alliances, and we do. (Sep. 30, 2004)
  4. In Iraq, Afghanistan and across the world, we face dangerous enemies who want to harm our people, folks who want to destroy our way of life. (Aug. 24, 2005)
  5. Today's enemies do not mass armies on borders, or navies on high seas. They blend in with the civilian population. They emerge to strike, and then they retreat back into the shadows. And that's why there are thousands of our fellow citizens running down every single piece of intelligence we can find, doing everything we can to disrupt folks that might be here in America trying to hurt you. (Aug. 24, 2005)
  6. If you look at the organizational structure of Al Qaeda right after September the 11th and look at it today, you'll see a lot of people have been brought to justice Khalid Shaykh Muhammad, al Libbi. I mean, there's a series of these folks that had been plotting and planning and ordering attacks. (Sep. 22, 2005)
  7. They've got a they have no heart, no conscience. They kill innocent men, women and children to achieve their objective. These folks cannot be appeased. We can't hope that nice words will change their point of view. And so the decision I made right off the bat is we will find them, and we will hunt them down, and we will bring them to justice before they hurt America again. (Jan. 23, 2006)
  8. I need people in Congress who understand the nature of this enemy. There are some that kind of feel like maybe these folks are just kind of angry citizens of the world who occasionally lash out. No, these folks are bound by a common ideology. They're totalitarian in nature. (Apr. 24, 2006)
  9. Last night I also talked about Anbar Province. It's important for the American people to understand al Qaeda still is in Iraq. As a matter of fact, they made it clear their ambitions in Iraq. These are the same folks that came and killed about 3,000 of our citizens. Their goal in Iraq is to topple the government, topple democracy. (Jan. 11, 2007)
  10. We've got a lot of really fine troops fighting al Qaeda and we're making progress. There's a lot of pressure on them in Anbar. Interestingly enough, a lot of sheikhs have decided to join in the fight against al Qaeda. They're tired of foreigners and killers in their midst. That's what the commanders have told me. And they believe we have a good opportunity to really crush this group of folks. (Jan. 11, 2007)
  11. We're going to work Pakistan and Afghanistan to enhance cooperation to defeat what I would call a common enemy. Taliban and al Qaeda fighters do hide in remote regions of Pakistan this is wild country. This is wilder than the Wild West. And these folks hide and recruit and launch attacks. (Feb. 15, 2007)
  12. Oh, I know there's a big debate about how to deal with these folks. I will just tell you my view. You can't ration with them. You can't compromise with them. You can't hope for the best with them. You must treat them as they are, cold-blooded killers, and bring them to justice before they hurt us. (May 30, 2007)
  13. Some in America don't believe we're at war, and that's their right. I know we are, and therefore, will spend my time as the President doing the best I can to educate people about the perils of the world in which we live, and that we have an active strategy in dealing with it. First, the enemy. These folks aren't isolated folks, you know, they just kind of randomly show up. (Jul. 10, 2007)
  14. The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th. (Jul. 12, 2007)
  15. The enemy we face can only convince people to join their cause is when they find hopelessness. And so our strategy is threefold. One, protect the homeland. Two, stay on the offense against these folks. And three, provide an alternative a hopeful alternative to despair and doubt and hopelessness. (Jan. 31, 2008)
  16. The second part of our strategy is to stay on the offense against these folks I mean every day stay on the offense. (Jan. 31, 2008)
  17. And so we spend a lot of time doing everything we can to keep the pressure on these folks. (Jan. 31, 2008)
  18. These thugs didn't believe in freedoms, they didn't believe in women having equal status, they didn't believe young girls should be educated. And if you dared express your opinion that didn't mesh with theirs, you'd be whipped in the public square or killed. These are brutal people. That's the vision that these folks have for the world. (Jan. 31, 2008)
  19. Folks who were involved in the insurgency have now decided they want to be a part of their government. (Mar. 11, 2008)
  20. And this is a good test for them [the Iraqis]. And of course, routing out these folks who've burrowed in society, who take advantage of the ability to be criminals, or the ability to intimidate citizens, is going to take a while. (Mar. 28, 2008)
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