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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

Must Understand
This repeat offense features Dubya insisting that the people of America (or Australia, or Palestine) or members of Congress must see things Dubya's way.

  1. And there's one thing that the American people must understand, that as we work through these important subjects, we will do so in a spirit of cooperation and consultation. (Oct. 2, 2001)
  2. There is a fascination about the conventional aspects of the military operations that are taking place now, and I can understand that. But the American people must understand that we're making great progress in other fronts. (Oct. 10, 2001)
  3. The American people must understand that I have no timetable in mind. (Dec. 13, 2001)
  4. But the American people must understand, the best way to secure the homeland is to unleash the United States military. (Feb. 16, 2002)
  5. But people want more than an unemployment check in America. They want a steady paycheck. And Congress and Congress must understand that. (Feb. 16, 2002)
  6. America must understand that 70 percent of new jobs are created by small business people. (Sep. 5, 2002)
  7. There's no way we could have possibly envisioned that the battlefield would change. And it has. And that's why we've got to deal with all the threats. That's why Americans must understand that when a tyrant like Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction, it not only threatens the neighborhood in which he lives, it not only threatens the region, it can threaten the United States of America, or Great Britain, for that matter. (Sep. 7, 2002)
  8. I will not accept a rollback in the authority that other Presidents have had. And the Senate must understand that. The Senate must understand that I have a duty not only to protect the American people, but a duty to protect the prerogatives of the President. (Oct. 3, 2002)
  9. It is fitting we meet here in a church because in this society, we must understand government can help, government can write checks but it cannot put hope in people's hearts or a sense of purpose in people's lives. (Jan. 20, 2003)
  10. Our fellow citizens must understand that September the 11th, 2001 changed the equation. (Jan. 29, 2003)
  11. The facilities across Africa and the Caribbean will have now the medicine. And our fellow citizens must understand that the reason they do is because of your generosity, the taxpayers of the country. (Jan. 31, 2003)
  12. I made it clear in my State of the Union and the people of Australia must understand this I don't believe liberty is America's gift to the world. (Feb. 10, 2003)
  13. Tomorrow I'm going to Florida to talk to small business owners and entrepreneurs, and what Americans and Congress must understand I know George Allen understands this, Don understands this is that most small businesses pay tax at the individual tax rate. (Feb. 12, 2003)
  14. If you're interested in job security, growth in jobs in America, the Congress must understand that this plan directly benefits the entrepreneurs of this country and will make a huge difference in the ability to find people work. (Feb. 20, 2003)
  15. When you accelerate rate cuts, you're really accelerating capital to be invested by small businesses. And that's what Congress must understand. (Feb. 26, 2003)
  16. And our fellow Americans must understand in this new war against terror, that we not only must chase down al Qaeda terrorists, we must deal with weapons of mass destruction, as well. (Mar. 6, 2003)
  17. I cite these examples because Congress must understand that behind the numbers is just people that are taking risks for the sake of creating jobs. (May 6, 2003)
  18. The average Palestinian must understand that their lives will improve with the vision of Prime Minister Abbas. (Jun. 9, 2003)
  19. The senators must understand that are holding up this bill that medical liability reform is necessary. It's good for our small business sector, which will be good for job creation. (Oct. 3, 2003)
  20. Senators must understand no one has been healed by a frivolous lawsuit in America. (Oct. 9, 2003)
  21. You see, our country must understand the consequences of illegal travel. (Oct. 10, 2003)
  22. The critics must understand that I was acting in concert with the U.N. (Oct. 18, 2003)
  23. Senators must understand no one has ever been healed by a frivolous lawsuit. (Oct. 24, 2003)
  24. All levels of government must understand the power of faith programs to make the communities and states and country in which we live a better place. (Oct. 29, 2003)
  25. Our government must understand that some problems are so intractable, the only thing that will matter, the only thing that will help is for a faith-based programs to intercede in their lives. (Dec. 5, 2003)
  26. And some senators must understand that no one has ever been healed by a frivolous lawsuit. (Dec. 11, 2003)
  27. Other members of the Senate must understand that no one has ever been healed by a frivolous lawsuit in America. (Jan. 5, 2004)
  28. The Senate must act on behalf of the American people and pass medical liability reform, and the senators must understand no one has ever been healed by a frivolous lawsuit. (Jan. 8, 2004)
  29. Some members of the Senate must understand that no one in America has ever been healed by a frivolous lawsuit. (Jan. 8, 2004)
  30. Our government must understand America is a hopeful and optimistic place, particularly when we apply the great strength of our country, which is the love of our citizens, to changing America one heart, one soul, one conscience at a time. (Jan. 15, 2004)
  31. And so the people in the Middle East must understand that this [the abuse of Iraqi prisoners] was horrible. (May 5, 2004)
  32. Now, one of the important aspects of my vision is that this is not automatic citizenship. The American people must understand that. That if somebody who is here working wants to be a citizen, they can get in line like those who have been here legally and have been working to become a citizenship in a legal manner. (Dec. 20, 2004)
  33. I suspect somebody whose life has been saved by the latest technology is going to say that cost increase was necessary. But some costs are not necessary. And that's what the American people must understand, and members of the United States Senate and the United States House must understand. (Jan. 5, 2005)
  34. Seniors here in this audience and listening on TV must understand, nothing changes, you're going to get your check. When you hear us talking about Social Security, you must understand that nothing will change for you. (Mar. 21, 2005)
  35. And I want to thank and that's, by the way, an advantage for open trade. The American people must understand that when there is open trade, it helps solve our energy deficiency. (Mar. 23, 2005)
  36. But this concept isn't new, and this is what people must understand. You see, we've had what's called the Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees and members of Congress for a long period of time. (Apr. 5, 2005)
  37. Well, one of the things that people must understand on Social Security is there is a huge unfunded liability of trillions of dollars. (Apr. 5, 2005)
  38. It's important to have certainty in the tax code. Congress must understand that. (Apr. 21, 2005)
  39. First thing is, is the people of Great Britain must understand how strongly America stands with them during these trying times. (Jul. 22, 2005)
  40. Now, senior citizens must understand when I talk about Social Security reform that nothing will change for you, you'll get your check. (Aug. 9, 2005)
  41. The Environmental Protection Agency has granted a nationwide waiver for fuel blends to make more gasoline and diesel fuel available throughout the country. This will help take some pressure off of gas price. But our citizens must understand this storm has disrupted the capacity to make gasoline and distribute gasoline. (Aug. 31, 2005)
  42. The good folks must understand that major refineries have been shut down, which means it's going to be hard to get gasoline to some markets. (Sep. 1, 2005)
  43. But the task, in both places, the tasks are enormous. And it's going to take a while. This is our fellow citizens must understand that we're talking years. (Sep. 2, 2005)
  44. To defeat this enemy, the United States of America must understand that it's going to take it's going to take time, just like it took time to defeat other struggles we had, other to succeed in other struggles we've had, like communism, and it's going to take a while. (Sep. 22, 2005)
  45. We've also got an agenda to fight terrorism, fight narco-trafficking, as well as to work together to convince the leader of North Korea that the Korean Peninsula should be nuclear weapons-free. ...It will keep us busy, but it's an important agenda and the people of China must understand that when the United States and China works together we can accomplish a lot. (Nov. 8, 2005)
  46. The Hamas party has made it clear that they do not support the right of Israel to exist. And I have made it clear so long as that's their policy, that we will not support a Palestinian government made up of Hamas. We want to work with a government that is a partner in peace, not a government that is whose declared intentions might be the destruction of Israel. Secondly, this new democracy that's emerging in the Palestinian Territories must understand that you can't have a political party that also has got an armed wing to it, that democracies yield peace. (Jan. 30, 2006)
  47. The exciting jobs of the 21st century are going to be in math and science. And the American people must understand that if we don't educate our kids in math and science, the jobs are going to go elsewhere in the years to come. The Competitive Initiative recognizes we're great when it comes to research and development, and we intend to stay that way. (Feb. 13, 2006)
  48. The people of the Middle East must understand that when I say, democracy, I don't mean American-style democracy. (Mar. 9, 2006)
  49. I do want to share some thoughts with you about the importance of Cinco de Mayo, for it commemorates a joyful moment in Mexican history. Americans must understand that it was a time when Mexican soldiers won the Battle of Puebla, and defended their independence. (May 4, 2006)
  50. We'll work together [with the NAACP], and as we do so, you must understand I understand that racism still lingers in America. (Jul. 20, 2006)
  51. Isn't it interesting, as a democracy takes hold in Iraq, that al Qaeda steps up its efforts to murder and bomb in order to stop the democracy? And so one of the things that the people in the Middle East must understand is that we're working to create the conditions of hope and opportunity for all of them. (Jul. 28, 2006)
  52. The United States of America must understand it's in our interests that we help this democracy succeed. As a matter of fact, it's in our interests that we help reformers across the Middle East achieve their objectives. (Aug. 21, 2006)
  53. The United States of America must understand that freedom is universal, that there is an Almighty, and the great gift of that Almighty to each man and woman in this world is the desire to be free. (Aug. 30, 2006)
  54. I appreciate the governments of our allies in NATO understanding the importance of helping the Afghan people achieve their dream, and that is a stable country. The people from NATO must understand that they're helping a young democracy defend itself and protect its people. (Sep. 29, 2006)
  55. For the past five years, the good and decent professionals of the CIA have worked tirelessly to get information from captured terrorists that enabled us to stop new attacks on our homeland and to save American lives. Every American must understand what this program has meant to the security of our country. (Oct. 3, 2006)
  56. The Congress held a vote on the future of this CIA program, and the choice between every member of Congress was clear. Should this program continue, or not? Congress, fortunately, continued the program. I'm going to sign it into law, and I thank them for their leadership. But I want you to understand what happened during this vote. In the House of Representatives, 160 Democrats, including the entire Democrat leadership, voted against continuing the program. I want you to understand that I would never question a person's patriotism. I don't. They just have a different point of view about the war on terror, and it's a point of view that the American people must understand. (Oct. 4, 2006)
  57. As people are getting ready to go to the polls, people from both political parties and people not affiliated with a political party, they must understand there is a different attitude in Washington, a different mind-set between the two political parties about the threats we face. (Oct. 4, 2006)
  58. Recently we had a vote on a program in the House of Representatives. When it came time to stand up and be counted, Don Sherwood voted to support the professionals at the CIA. And that cannot be said for most of his Democrat colleagues in the House. The American people must understand that nearly 80 percent of the House Democrats voted to take away this vital tool, which is necessary to protect the American people from further attack. (Oct. 19, 2006)
  59. The parents of our troops must understand, that if I didn't believe we could succeed, and didn't believe it was necessary for the security of this country to succeed, I wouldn't have your loved ones there. That's what I want these parents to hear. (Oct. 25, 2006)
  60. There is a difference of opinion, and our voters in Iowa and across the country must understand that the Democrats have a different view about this war on terror, a view that I think makes America less secure and makes it harder for us to do our job to protect the American people. (Oct. 26, 2006)
  61. We've got something going for us in Iraq two things that the American people must understand. We've got a strategy for victory that's being implemented by the finest United States military ever on the face of the Earth. ...And there's something else that leads me to believe we'll win. ...The Iraqis want success. (Nov. 3, 2006)
  62. The American people must understand the facts. If you vote Democrat you're voting for a tax increase. And if you're voting Republican you're voting for low taxes and a strong economy. (Nov. 4, 2006)
  63. If you live in this congressional district or in any other district around the country, you must understand that if you vote Democrat, you're voting for a tax increase. (Nov. 5, 2006)
  64. We believe in the timeless truth, to whom much is given, much is required. We also know that nations with free, healthy, prosperous people will be sources of stability, not breeding grounds for extremists and hate and terror. By making the world more hopeful, we make the world more peaceful and by helping others, the American people must understand we help ourselves. (Dec. 14, 2006)
  65. The nukyular sector is one of the safest industries in the United States. Advances in science and engineering and plant design have made nukyular plants even safer than the last generation of plants. In other words, technology has advanced, knowledge has advanced, engineering has advanced. This is a safe plant and the people in the United States must understand that. (Jun. 21, 2007)
  66. Mr. Secretary, I want to thank you and your team for working hard during these extraordinary times. We analyzed the situation very carefully. And the American people must understand that this carefully structured plan is aimed at helping you. (Oct. 15, 2008)
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