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"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

Hunting Down
This repeat offense started with Dubya vowing to hunt down the killers of September 11 (generally one by one), which has always seemed like bad wording to me, since the killers themselves all died in the attacks. Anyway, hunting down has become a regular theme of Dubya rhetoric, even lately going beyond the war to hunt down others. (Thanks for pointing out this repeat offense, Brad.)

  1. Make no mistake. The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts. (Sep. 11, 2001)
  2. I have spoken to the Vice President, to the Governor of New York, to the Director of the FBI, and have ordered that the full resources of the federal government go to help the victims and their families, and to conduct a full-scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act. (Sep. 12, 2001)
  3. We will give the Pakistani government a chance to cooperate and to participate, as we hunt down those people who committed this unbelievable despicable act on America. (Sep. 13, 2001)
  4. Now is an opportunity to do generations a favor, by coming together and whipping terrorism, hunting it down, finding it and holding them accountable. (Sep. 13, 2001)
  5. The American people should know that my administration is determined to find, to get them running and to hunt them down, those who did this to America. (Sep. 16, 2001)
  6. The leader of Pakistan has been very cooperative. He has agreed with our requests to aid our nation to hunt down, to find, to smoke out of their holes the terrorist organization that is the prime suspect. (Sep. 16, 2001)
  7. The American people are going to have to be more patient than ever with the efforts of not just ourselves, but the efforts of our allies, to get them running and to find them and to hunt them down. (Sep. 17, 2001)
  8. I have called our military into action to hunt down the members of the al Qaeda organization who murdered innocent Americans. (Nov. 8, 2001)
  9. We are deliberately and systematically hunting down these murderers, and we will bring them to justice. (Nov. 8, 2001)
  10. Our great nation national challenge is to hunt down the terrorists and strengthen our protection against future attacks. (Nov. 8, 2001)
  11. Our government has a responsibility to hunt down our enemies and we will. (Nov. 8, 2001)
  12. We're now on a manhunt, one person at a time. No matter how long it takes, no matter where we have to look, our United States military will patiently and surely hunt down the murderers and killers and terrorists, and bring them, one by one, to justice. (Jan. 23, 2002)
  13. But in order to make sure that our homeland is secure for a long time, we as a nation must be patient enough and resolved enough to hunt down the killers and the terrorists wherever they try to hide and bring them to justice. (Jan. 24, 2002)
  14. The American people are incredibly patient and resolved. ...They know that we have succeeded in one phase of our war in Afghanistan. ...They also know that the stage we're now in, which is hunting down the cave dwellers, is going to take a while. (Feb. 1, 2002)
  15. But I also want to remind you that in order to make sure the homeland is as secure as it can possibly be for our children and grandchildren, that we must hunt down the killers and would-be killers, terrorists, al Qaeda terrorists and bring them to justice. (Feb. 28, 2002)
  16. These are people that if they were to escape, could conceivably harm the United States again. And, therefore, we're going to hunt them down wherever they try to hide. (Mar. 4, 2002)
  17. Our country is still under threat, and so long as our country is under threat, this great nation will hunt down those who want to harm innocent Americans. (Mar. 4, 2002)
  18. The best way to make sure our children and grandchildren can grow up in a peaceful and hopeful world is to hunt down the terrorists wherever they try to hide and bring them to justice. (Mar. 4, 2002)
  19. We have found a significant al Qaeda group of killers, and the Afghans, along with our special forces, along with other coalition members, are hunting them down. (Mar. 4, 2002)
  20. You know, we have a chance to show the world that out of the evil that was done on September the 11th can come incredible good. I believe that, I truly do. I believe that by being firm and tough when it comes to hunting down killers, that eventually we can help bring peace to the world. (Apr. 29, 2002)
  21. We are helping the Afghan people to rebuild their nation. And in every cave, in every dark corner of that country, we will hunt down the killers and bring them to justice. (Apr. 30, 2002)
  22. September the 11th was a day of great horror and great heroism. It was the first day of a long struggle against determined enemies. It was the first day in which this mighty nation will hunt down the killers and their like one by one and bring them to justice. (May 15, 2002)
  23. On this continent, France takes the lead in helping to hunt down people who want to harm America and/or the French, or anybody else. (May 26, 2002)
  24. All together, 75 Port Authority employees were killed on September the 11th. And you need to know, no matter how long it takes, we're going to hunt their killers down, one by one, and bring them to justice. (Jun. 23, 2002)
  25. We are hunting down the terrorists who seek to sow chaos. (Jul. 9, 2002)
  26. And so the task is an all-consuming task of protecting our homeland and making sure we do everything we can here to find out if anybody is here and who they are and disrupt their plans and, at the same time, hunt down their leaders. (Jul. 15, 2002)
  27. A secure America is an America that is a compassionate America. A secure America is also an America that is willing to hunt down international killers one by one and bring them to justice. (Jul. 15, 2002)
  28. Listen, when people come after us, we're plenty tough. We're a compassionate nation. And so we're on the hunt. (Jul. 22, 2002)
  29. But the best way to protect the homeland is to hunt the killers down one by one and bring them to justice, and that's what this government is going to do. (Jul. 25, 2002)
  30. And as a nation of good folks, we're going to hunt them down, and we're going to find them, and we will bring them to justice. (Jul. 25, 2002)
  31. Here's a living example of people working together to save nine precious lives, to make sure that nine families were reunited. And by the way, it's that spirit that's help us going to prevail in the big challenges we face around the world, the challenge of making sure that we hunt down every terrorist and bring them to justice, because we love freedom. (Aug. 5, 2002)
  32. I say as plainly as I can to CEOs, if you break the law, we will hunt you down. We will arrest you, and we'll prosecute you. (Aug. 13, 2002)
  33. But you've got to know how I think. The best way to secure the homeland is to hunt the killers down, one by one. And that's what we're going to do. (Aug. 22, 2002)
  34. But the best way to secure the homeland is to hunt the killers down one by one and bring them to justice. (Aug. 23, 2002)
  35. But the best way to respond to the threats that we face is to find these killers, one person at a time, hunt them down, and bring them to justice, which is exactly what America is going to do. (Sep. 16, 2002)
  36. There are other people in this world who love freedom just like we do. There are other countries with some strong leaders who understand the stakes that understand that history has now put the spotlight on us to find out what we're made out of. And so our alliance is strong and we're hunting them down one at a time. (Sep. 16, 2002)
  37. When it comes to securing a future for our children and our children's children, we will stay the course. And that not only means hunting down al Qaeda and al Qaeda type terrorists which hate America. It also means dealing with true and real threats that we can foresee. (Sep. 16, 2002)
  38. President Musharraf in Pakistan is with us when it comes to hunting these killers down. ...You've just got to know, this nation is steady in our pursuit. We're strong in our resolve. No matter how long it takes, we're going to hunt them down, one person at a time. (Sep. 19, 2002)
  39. These are cold-blooded killers who hide in caves, or the dark recesses of certain cities, and send youngsters to their suicidal deaths. That's why I say our job is to hunt them down one at a time. (Oct. 5, 2002)
  40. But the best way to protect America for the short-term and the long-term is to hunt the killers down, one person at a time, and bring them to justice, and that's what we're going to do. ...And the only way to measure success against this part of the war against terror is to hunt them down one at a time. ... It's a different kind of war. You might think about it as an international manhunt, which means we've got to make sure that those of us that those hunting with us are strong and buoyed in their our mutual love for freedom. (Oct. 8, 2002)
  41. And that's why the best way to protect the American homeland is not to hope these fellows change their mind, not to hope that they go get therapy to make them think different, but it's to hunt them down, one by one, and bring them to justice, what America is going to do. (Oct. 18, 2002)
  42. Listen, these are killers, nothing but cold-blooded killers, and we're going to treat them that way, and we're going to hunt them down, one person at a time. (Oct. 18, 2002)
  43. The best way to protect America, however, is to hunt the killers down, one at a time, and bring them to justice. ...We fight a determined enemy. But the only way to deal with them is to keep our coalition strong and to hunt them down. ... Slowly but surely, this great country with our friends and allies are hunting them down and bringing them to justice. (Oct. 24, 2002)
  44. The best way to protect America, the best way to secure the homeland, the best way to protect our families is to hunt the killers down one by one and bring them to justice. (Oct. 24, 2002)
  45. This is a war where the leaders hide in a cave, or they kind of hide in a dark corner of one of these cities around the world and then they send youngsters to there suicidal deaths. They don't care about innocent life. They're cold-blooded killers. And, therefore, the best thing for us to do is to get them on the run, to hunt them down and to bring them to justice, which is exactly what is happening. (Oct. 24, 2002)
  46. The doctrine that says either you're with us or you're with the enemy, it still stands. And there's a lot of good folks hunting these people down. (Oct. 24, 2002)
  47. The best way to secure our homeland, the best way to make sure you're safe, the best way to make sure one of the first high school graduating classes ever to have the battleground here at home, to make sure that battleground is safe is to hunt these killers down one person at a time and bring them to justice. (Nov. 1, 2002)
  48. We've hauled in over a couple of thousand of them. Like number weren't as lucky. In either case, they're not a problem to the United States or our friends or allies. Slowly but surely we're going hunt them down. It doesn't matter how long it takes. (Nov. 1, 2002)
  49. Slowly but surely, we're protecting the American people and defending our freedom by dismantling the terrorist network that came and unmercifully murdered American citizens. And so long as I'm the President of the United States, we're going to continue to hunt them down. (Nov. 1, 2002)
  50. They're willing to send youngsters to their suicidal death. These people hijacked a great religion to murder in the name of that religion. So we've just got to hunt them down. (Nov. 2, 2002)
  51. They send youngsters to their suicidal deaths. The only way to deal with them is to treat them like they are, international criminals, and hunt them down one person at a time. (Nov. 3, 2002)
  52. Their leaders kind of hide and then they send youngsters to their suicidal deaths, that's the way they do it. The only way to treat them is what they are international killers. And the only way to find them is to be patient and steadfast and hunt them down. (Nov. 4, 2002)
  53. And the message is we're making war on the we're making progress on the war against terrorists, that we're going to hunt them down one at a time, that it doesn't matter where they hide. (Nov. 22, 2002)
  54. It doesn't matter how long it takes, it doesn't matter how deep the cave, the United States of America and our friends and allies will hunt them down, one by one, in the name of freedom. (Dec. 3, 2002)
  55. It's a different kind of war than we're used to in America. It's a war that requires patience and focus. It's a war in which we will hunt down those who hate America, one person at a time. (Mar. 4, 2003)
  56. From Pakistan to the Philippines to the Horn of Africa, we are hunting down al Qaeda killers. (May 1, 2003)
  57. And, you know, I made the pledge to the American people and the families and those who grieved that we will hunt down the terrorists wherever they are and bring them to justice. And that's what we're going to do. (Aug. 8, 2003)
  58. I vowed on September the 11th after September the 11th, that I would do everything in my power, with a great country, to hunt down those who killed Americans, plotted against Americans, and bring them to justice. And that's exactly what we are doing. (Oct. 3, 2003)
  59. I want to remind you that the best way to protect the homeland is to hunt down the enemy, one by one, and bring them to justice. (Nov. 1, 2003)
  60. The best way, really, to defend the country is to stay on the offensive, is to find these killers before they get here, is to use every asset we have, everything at our disposal to hunt down these evildoers and bring them to justice, which is exactly what I will continue to do as your President. (Jul. 9, 2004)
  61. Many Democrats look at my opponent and wonder where that great tradition of their party has gone. My opponent takes a narrow, defensive view of the war on terror. As the United States of America hunts down the terrorists and liberates millions from tyranny, and aids the rise of liberty in distant lands, my opponent counsels retreat. (Oct. 27, 2004)
  62. At this hour, brave Americans in uniform are protecting our country and others by hunting down the terrorists around the world, one by one. (Feb. 23, 2005)
  63. We will stay on the hunt for those who want to hurt our country. We will support our troops around the world as they hunt down the terrorists so they can never inflict harm on us. (Mar. 15, 2005)
  64. We're hunting down the terrorists. We're helping Iraqis build a free nation that is an ally in the war on terror. ...The progress in the past year has been significant, and we have a clear path forward. To complete the mission, we will continue to hunt down the terrorists and insurgents. (Jun. 28, 2005)
  65. We're on the offense against these terrorists overseas. We will bring them to justice so they don't murder more of our citizens and other citizens around the world. And as we hunt down the terrorists, we're offering an alternative to their hateful ideology. You see, we're spreading freedom and hope to millions. (Jul. 14, 2005)
  66. We have a strategy for success in Iraq. On the one hand, we've got a military strategy, and we'll continue to hunt down the terrorists, as we train Iraqi forces so they can defend their own country. (Aug. 3, 2005)
  67. Iraqis are taking control of their country, building a free nation that can govern itself, sustain itself, and defend itself. And we're helping Iraqis succeed. We're hunting down the terrorists and training the security forces of a free Iraq so Iraqis can defend their own country. (Aug. 13, 2005)
  68. We're on the hunt, side-by-side with Iraqi troops. We're working to defeat the terrorists together. As we hunt down our common enemies, we will continue to train more Iraqi security forces so they can take on more responsibilities in fighting the terrorists. After all, it's their own country. (Aug. 22, 2005)
  69. America and Iraqi forces are on the hunt, side-by-side, to defeat the terrorists. And as we hunt down our common enemies, we will continue to train more Iraqi security forces. (Aug. 24, 2005)
  70. Iraqis are working together to build a free nation that contributes to peace and stability in the region, and we will help them succeed. American and Iraqi forces are on the hunt side by side to defeat the terrorists. As we hunt down our common enemies, we will continue to train more Iraqi security forces. (Aug. 27, 2005)
  71. On September the 11th, 2001, we saw the future that terrorists intend for us, and I made a decision. America will not wait to be attacked again. ...Since that day we've taken the fight to the enemy. We're hunting down the terrorists in mountains in Afghanistan, in tribal regions of Pakistan, in the deserts of Iraq, and on islands of Southeast Asia, and the Horn of Africa. (Sep. 9, 2005)
  72. At the same time, American troops will stay on the offensive, alongside Iraqi security forces, to hunt down our common enemies. At this hour, American and Iraqi forces are conducting joint operations to rout out terrorists and insurgents in Tall Afar. (Sep. 13, 2005)
  73. By leaving Iraqi units in the cities we've cleared out, we can keep the cities safe while we move on to hunt down the terrorists in other parts of the country. (Sep. 28, 2005)
  74. Our strategy in Iraq is clear. We're hunting down deadly terrorist leaders. ...Now the increasing number of more capable Iraqi troops has allowed us to keep a better hold on the cities we have taken from the terrorists. The Iraqi troops know their people and their language, and they know who the terrorists are. By leaving Iraqi units in the cities we have cleared out, we can keep those cities safe, while moving on to hunt down the terrorists in other parts of the country. (Oct. 1, 2005)
  75. We also got to continue to make sure we meet our obligations to prevent further terrorist attack. One of the most important effective tools for safeguarding our country is the Patriot Act. This good law allows law enforcement officers to hunt down terrorists with many of the same tools they already use to fight organized crime and drug dealers. (Oct. 4, 2005)
  76. 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)
  77. Our strategy is twofold. We're on the hunt for the terrorists, and we're training Iraqis. (Jan. 23, 2006)
  78. We're going to stay on the offense in the war against terror. We'll hunt down the enemies in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere. We'll continue our terrorist surveillance program against al Qaeda. (Jan. 26, 2006)
  79. We're hunting down the terrorists using every element of our national power military, intelligence, law enforcement, diplomatic, and financial. ...Our coalition is also working to root out and destroy terrorist networks all around the world. More than 90 nations nearly half the world are now cooperating in a global campaign to dry up terrorist financing, hunt down terrorist operatives, and bring terrorist leaders to justice. ...Today, Pakistani forces are risking their lives in the hunt for al Qaeda. ...We will stay on the offense, we will hunt down the terrorists, and we will never rest until this threat to the American people is removed. ...We will stay on the hunt, we will never give in, and we will win this war on terror. ... They've been reduced to using messengers to communicate. They're running low on funds, and have been forced to beg the terrorists in Iraq to send money. Countries that once allowed them free reign are now on the hunt. (Feb. 9, 2006)
  80. And as Iraqis assume responsibility over more territory, this frees American and coalition forces to concentrate on hunting down high-value targets like the terrorist Zarqawi and his associates. (Mar. 11, 2006)
  81. Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die. I understand there's sectarian violence. I also understand that we're hunting down al Qaeda on a regular basis and we're bringing them to justice. (Dec. 7, 2006)
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