Quotes - Repeat Offender (Suiciders)
"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

This repeat offense features Dubya using yet another word that does not exist in the English language: suicider, by which he most likely means "suicide bomber". More recently, the phrase is often associated with Saddam Hussein and Dubya justifying the Iraq war after the fact.

  1. Now, in terms of youngsters who are looking for you know, who are searching for a future, if there's a hopeless future there may be an opportunity to convert them into potential suiciders or potential killers. (May 14, 2002)
  2. These people don't have tanks. They don't have ships. They hide in caves. They send suiciders out. (Nov. 1, 2002)
  3. This is a different kind of war. In the old days you used to say, well, you destroyed so many tanks or airplanes we're making progress. That's not the way this war is conducted. They don't have tanks. They've got caves and they've got suiciders. (Nov. 2, 2002)
  4. And it's a different kind of war than we're used to. I explained part of the difference is the fact that the battlefield is now here at home. It's also a war where the enemy doesn't show up with airplanes that they own, or tanks or ships. These are suiciders. (Nov. 12, 2002)
  5. That's not to say that a suicider could slip through, and it's possible, but we will not allow the evil designs of a few to stop the process that can provide such hope for a lot of people. (May 29, 2003)
  6. I expressed our nation's condolences at the needless murder of innocent people, by the latest suicider. (Oct. 6, 2003)
  7. This is a country which recently was attacked by a suicider that killed innocent children and women. (Oct. 7, 2003)
  8. It is dangerous in Iraq because there are some who believe that we're soft, that the will of the United States can be shaken by suiciders and suiciders who are willing to drive up to a Red Cross center, a center of international help and aid and comfort, and just kill. (Oct. 28, 2003)
  9. I believe he wants peace for his people truly do. I mean, you know, look. I mean, he's a man who has presided over suiciders, where he has to go to the funerals of women and children because some cold-blooded killer is trying to destroy the hopes of all the people in the region. (Nov. 16, 2003)
  10. We've discovered mass graves with over 300,000 people there, rape rooms and torture rooms. He is paying suiciders to go kill innocent Israelis. (Nov. 17, 2003)
  11. Because we acted, a source of money to suiciders in the Middle East has been ended. (Mar. 25, 2004)
  12. He's a person that was paying suiciders to kill innocent citizens. (Mar. 30, 2004)
  13. And we can't let people blow up a process. But that's what happened, as you might recall. And there's been suiciders and killers and you know and it's essential that we work together to stop that kind of terror. (Apr. 12, 2004)
  14. Saddam Hussein was a threat. He was a threat because he had used weapons of mass destruction on his own people. He was a threat because he coddled terrorists. He was a threat because he funded suiciders. He was a threat to the region. He was a threat to the United States. (Apr. 13, 2004)
  15. I can't remember how many times they said it, but they said, disarm. See, you're a threat. Disarm. There's a reason why a lot of people made the conclusion. It was not only based upon intelligence, it was based upon the fact that he hated America, that he's willing to pay suiciders to go kill people in Israel, that he actually used weapons of mass destruction on his own people. (Apr. 19, 2004)
  16. No wonder we thought he [Saddam Hussein] was a threat. After all, he had used weapons of mass destruction on his own people. Not only the intelligence lead us to believe that, but his actions led us to believe it. He paid for suiciders. He harbored terrorists. He was paying for terrorists to kill. (Apr. 20, 2004)
  17. He's a man who was willing to murder his own people, the guy who paid suiciders to go to Israel to kill. (Apr. 20, 2004)
  18. For the sake of world peace, why don't do something about it? People felt that way, of course, because he had used weapons of mass destruction on his own people. They remembered that. They remembered he invaded his neighborhood. They remembered he paid suiciders to go kill Jewish people. (Apr. 26, 2004)
  19. Saddam Hussein made his hatred of America well-known. He was a threat. He paid suiciders to go kill innocent Israeli citizens. (May 3, 2004)
  20. The threat we saw was based upon not only the intelligence, but based upon the prior behavior of Mr. Saddam Hussein, a person who clearly hated America. He's a person that had used weapons of mass destruction against his own people and against people in his neighborhood. He's a person that had terrorist ties. After all, he's the person that paid suiciders money to blow up innocent lives in the Middle East. (May 4, 2004)
  21. The United Nations Security Council, like me, remembered we saw more than a threat, we remembered that Saddam Hussein had used weapons of mass destruction against his own people and against his neighborhood, that Saddam Hussein professed hatred for America, that he had terrorist ties, that he paid suiciders to kill innocent citizens in the Middle East. (May 4, 2004)
  22. He attacked countries in his own neighborhood. He paid terrorists to go kill innocent Israelis in other words, he was funding terrorist activity suiciders would receive money from him. (May 7, 2004)
  23. He had used weapons of mass destruction against people in other countries, as well as people in his own country. He had ties to terrorism. He paid suiciders to go in and kill innocent Israelis. (May 8, 2004)
  24. Freedom will prevail, so long as the United States and allies don't give the people of Iraq mixed signals, so long as we don't cower in the face of suiciders, or do what many Iraqis still suspect might happen, and that is cut and run early, like what happened in '91. (May 10, 2004)
  25. In 2002, the U.N. Security Council, yet again, demanded a full accounting of Saddam Hussein's weapons programs. They remembered what we remember. They remembered he attacked countries in his neighborhood. They remembered that he paid suiciders to kill innocent Israelis. (May 13, 2004)
  26. I was worried about Saddam Hussein. After all, he had attacked countries in his neighborhood, he had terrorist ties. Zarqawi, who's now running loose in Iraq, was in Baghdad prior to our arrival. He had funded terrorist activities. He paid suiciders to kill the families of suiciders who killed innocent Israelis. (Jun. 1, 2004)
  27. And the other thing that's happened is foreign fighters are in Iraq, who are convincing suiciders to kill innocent Iraqis. And it's tough, it's hard work. (Jun. 4, 2004)
  28. Saddam Hussein also had ties to terrorist organizations, as well. In other words, he was affiliated with terrorism Abu Nidal, the paying of families of suiciders to go kill innocent people. (Jun. 15, 2004)
  29. We can expect more attacks in the coming few weeks, more car bombs, more suiciders, more attempts on the lives of Iraqi officials. (Jun. 16, 2004)
  30. The killers and suiciders want us to leave Iraq, Afghanistan. (Jun. 17, 2004)
  31. And in less than two weeks, the Iraqi people will have their sovereignty. In the days ahead, we'll see more bombings, more suiciders, more killings of the innocent, because the terrorists' greatest fear is an Iraqi government of, by, and for the people. (Jun. 18, 2004)
  32. Iraqi police and Civil Defense Corps have captured several wanted terrorists, including Umar Boziani. He was a key lieutenant of this killer named Zarqawi who's ordering the suiciders inside of Iraq. (Jun. 18, 2004)
  33. Zarqawi has been a threat to lot of people... He recruits suiciders, orders suiciders, and has them attack on a regular basis. (Jun. 26, 2004)
  34. Zarqawi is the guy who beheads people on TV. He's the person that orders suiciders to kill women and children. (Jun. 28, 2004)
  35. This guy Zarqawi got hospital aid there in Baghdad when Saddam Hussein was in power. He was the guy running a poisons factory in northeast Iraq. He's still in Iraq. He's the guy killing a lot of innocent people, ordering suiciders, bragging about it, cutting people's heads off. (Jul. 9, 2004)
  36. Saddam Hussein had the capacity to make weapons. See, he had the ability to make them. He had the intent. We knew he hated America. We knew he was paying families of suiciders. (Jul. 9, 2004)
  37. All Americans grieve when we see a son or a daughter, a husband or wife, go down in combat. We weep when we see that. We care when suiciders bomb innocent children inside Iraq. (Jul. 9, 2004)
  38. I don't think you order suiciders to kill innocent men, women, and children if you're a religious person. (Jul. 14, 2004)
  39. Think think about Iraq. This is a country that had were firing at our pilots. This is a country with which we'd already had a war. This is a country which had used weapons of mass destruction against its own people and against its neighbors. This is a country that paid families of suiciders. (Aug. 10, 2004)
  40. Saddam Hussein paid the families of suiciders. (Aug. 12, 2004)
  41. That's the ultimate terrorist act, isn't it, to go kill innocent people as a suicider, and he [Saddam Hussein] was willing to subsidize their families. (Aug. 13, 2004)
  42. And so when I looked at Saddam Hussein, I saw a threat. And the reason I did is because he had used weapons of mass destruction against his own people, and he was a sworn enemy of America. He had provided safe haven for terrorists. He had paid money to the families of suiciders. (Aug. 17, 2004)
  43. Before September the 11th, the ruler of Iraq was a sworn enemy of America. He was defying the world and firing weapons at American pilots who were enforcing the world's sanctions. He had used weapons of mass destruction. He harbored terrorists, he invaded his neighbors, he subsidized the families of suiciders. (Aug. 26, 2004)
  44. Remember Abu Nidal? He's the guy that killed Leon Klinghoffer because he was Jewish? He found safe haven in Iraq. In other words, terrorist groups were in this guy's country. He paid the families he subsidized the families of suiciders who may go blow somebody up, generally, an American or a Jewish person, Israeli. He'd pay them. (Aug. 28, 2004)
  45. Saddam Hussein's record of aggression and support for terror. Remember, he housed Abu Nidal and his crowd. He's the guy that killed Leon Klinghoffer. Zarqawi and his bunch he's the guy that beheads people he paid the families of suiciders. (Sep. 6, 2004)
  46. These are historic times we're living in. The free societies in Afghanistan and Iraq are going to affect the neighborhood that's desperate for freedom. Think about the example they're going to set. Women will say, look at the free women of Iraq. Why can't we be free? Young boys are going to say, look, there's a free society in our neighborhood, and why do I want to strap bombs on as a suicider? (Sep. 7, 2004)
  47. Saddam Hussein paid the families of suiciders. (Sep. 13, 2004)
  48. We will adjust strategies on the ground, depending upon the tactics of the enemy, but we're not going to allow the suiciders to drive us out of Iraq. (Sep. 23, 2004)
  49. They have caused certain nations to withdraw from coalitions as a result of their action, such action reinforcing the ability for suiciders, for example, to effect free societies. (Sep. 23, 2004)
  50. I was impressed by the people of Iraq, who, in the face of car bombings and suiciders, said, we're going to defy these folks because we want to be free. (Mar. 30, 2005)
  51. I was overwhelmed by the courage of the over 8 million Iraqis who defied the suiciders and car bombers and assassins to cast their vote in the country's first free and democratic election in decades. (May 17, 2005)
  52. I'm sure you were amazed, as was much of the world, at the 8.5 million people who defied the car bombers and the killers and the suiciders to say as loud as they possibly can, you will not prevent us from voting and exercising our rights as free citizens. What a spectacular moment in history. And now we're standing with the government as they struggle against these suiciders. (Jun. 2, 2005)
  53. And the second way to defeat the terrorists is to spread freedom. You see, the best way to defeat a society that is doesn't have hope, a society where people become so angry they're willing to become suiciders, is to spread freedom, is to spread democracy. (Jun. 8, 2005)
  54. Just think about what has happened in a quick period of time. Millions voted in Afghanistan. Millions defied the suiciders in Iraq to vote. (Jun. 8, 2005)
  55. People in Iraq voted. People in that country defied the car bombers, the suiciders, the killers, those who fear freedom, and said, I'm going to go to the polls, no matter what the risk is. (Jun. 13, 2005)
  56. Freedom has taken hold in Iraq, where 8.5 million citizens defied suiciders and killers to say with a loud voice to the world, we want to be free. (Jun. 14, 2005)
  57. A lot of people said, there's no way democracy is going to take place in a place like Iraq. But the Iraqis defied the cynics, didn't they? Given a chance to vote, millions showed up to the polls. Millions defied the suiciders. (Jul. 15, 2005)
  58. We've made it clear to Syria we expect them to help us secure their border and to stop the transit of suiciders coming from other countries through Syria into Iraq. (Sep. 22, 2005)
  59. We expect Syria to do everything in her power to shut down the transshipment of suiciders and killers into Iraq. (Oct. 12, 2005)
  60. Democracy is the only system that allows people to have hope for the long run, and that helps defeat resentment and the bitterness that they use to recruit their suiciders. (Nov. 30, 2005)
  61. The reason why the border is necessary is because there's suiciders coming in from Syria into Iraq. (Jan. 11, 2006)
  62. It's hard for me to believe that there is such brutality in the world where people going to a funeral to mourn the dead, and a suicider shows up and kills people. (Jan. 11, 2006)
  63. I changed our foreign policy that said, that attitude of kind of accepting the things the way they are is going to lead to the conditions that will allow the enemy to continue to breed hatred and find suiciders and soldiers in their attempt to do harm. (Jan. 11, 2006)
  64. You'd read about these suiciders knocking people off that were trying to stand these recruiting stations, and so the question is, are you able to get recruits? If it's dangerous to sign up, are you able to sign people up? And the answer is, absolutely. People wanted to serve the Iraqi military. This is a good sign about whether or not we're succeeding in our mission in training folks to defend their freedom. And if they're willing to sign up in the face of suiciders, it says something about their desire to protect their country. (Feb. 1, 2006)
  65. You know, one of the interesting measurements early on was when the enemy started bombing recruiting stations. I don't know if you remember that, but they'd drive by with a suicider or an IED and destroy people standing in line trying to serve their nation. (Feb. 17, 2006)
  66. The leaders of Iraq rejected this notion that a suicider and a thug and a terrorist can create civil war. (Feb. 27, 2006)
  67. During a period of time when we thought everything was calm, there was resentment and bitterness growing which enabled an enemy to recruit suiciders who were willing to launch an attack on our nation, which has caused more people to lose their life than in Pearl Harbor. (May 19, 2006)
  68. Beneath the surface, there was a discontent and hopelessness and despair was beginning to take hold. And as a result, this group of killers sprung up, and they were able to recruit and train sophisticated suiciders. (May 22, 2006)
  69. If one were to measure progress on the number of suiciders, if that's your definition of success, I think it gives I think it will I think it obscures the steady, incremental march toward democracy we're seeing. In other words, it's very difficult you can have the most powerful army of the world ask the Israelis what it's like to try to stop suiciders. ...That's the but that's one of the main that's the main weapon of the enemy, the capacity to destroy innocent life with a suicider. ...Trying to stop suiciders which we're doing a pretty good job of on occasion is difficult to do. And what the Iraqis are going to have to eventually do is convince those who are conducting suiciders who are not inspired by al Qaeda, for example, to realize there's a peaceful tomorrow. (May 23, 2006)
  70. No question, however, that the suiciders and the killers and the IEDs and the deaths have an effect on the American people. (May 25, 2006)
  71. And I'm sure, as I mentioned to you, there's going to be some who step up and say we will teach you a lesson and we will continue to send suiciders into neighborhoods just to show that we've still got power. (Jun. 9, 2006)
  72. You know, when you have resentment and anger, that breeds hatred. That breeds recruiting grounds for people to become a suicider. Imagine the mentality of somebody willing to kill for an ideology that just doesn't is not hopeful, and yet I believe a lot of it has to do with the fact that parts of the world breed resentment. (Aug. 15, 2006)
  73. I can't tell you whether this plot we disrupted was al Qaeda. I'm not going to say that unless I'm certain it was. But it's the kind of activities that al Qaeda has done in the past, and that is to place suiciders on airplanes to destroy innocent life, trying to shake the will of the United States, trying to send a political message. (Aug. 15, 2006)
  74. Resentment and the lack of hope create the breeding grounds for terrorists who are willing to use suiciders to kill to achieve an objective. (Aug. 21, 2006)
  75. No, al Qaeda is still very active in Iraq. As a matter of fact some of the more I would guess, I would surmise that some of the more spectacular bombings are done by al Qaeda suiciders. (Aug. 21, 2006)
  76. Imagine a world in which you had Saddam Hussein who had the capacity to make a weapon of mass destruction, who was paying suiciders to kill innocent life, who would who had relations with Zarqawi. (Aug. 21, 2006)
  77. Oh, I know the news is full with terrible suiciders, and it shakes our will. (Aug. 30, 2006)
  78. We strongly believe here in America that democracies don't war, that a free society is the best way to prevent radicalism and extremism from convincing people to become suiciders. (Sep. 7, 2006)
  79. Saddam Hussein was a threat. And don't let people rewrite the history of the way the world was. He was a state sponsor of terror. He paid family of suiciders. (Sep. 21, 2006)
  80. Chaos in the Middle East will empower extremists who hate America. And failure in Iraq, defeat of America, in quotes, will then embolden these extremists. They'll be able to recruit more. They'll be able to find more suiciders. (Jan. 12, 2007)
  81. General Petraeus, who is a reasoned, sober man, says there is some progress being made. And he cites murders and in other words, there's some calm coming to the capital. But he also fully recognizes, as do I, it's still dangerous. In other words, suiciders are willing to kill innocent life in order to send the projection that this is an impossible mission. (Apr. 3, 2007)
  82. If the definition of success in Iraq or anywhere is no suicide bombers, we'll never be successful. We will have handed al Qaeda that's what it takes in order to determine whether or not these young democracies, for example, can survive. Think about that: if our definition is no more suiciders, you've just basically said to the suiciders, go ahead. ...Yesterday's bombing we don't have the intel on it. I suspect it's al Qaeda. Al Qaeda convinces the suiciders to show up. Al Qaeda understands the effects of this kind of warfare on the minds of not only people in Iraq, but here and elsewhere in the world. (Apr. 19, 2007)
  83. Today, once again, we saw the brutality that extremists can inflict upon societies when a suicider killed innocent people who were working toward reconciliation. (Jun. 25, 2007)
  84. Where you find repressive forms of government, you're likely to find somebody who's frustrated so they can become recruited by these cynical murderers, and then become suiciders. (Jul. 19, 2007)
  85. There are still setbacks, obviously. We've got these suiciders that are trying to foment sectarian violence. (Jul. 30, 2007)
  86. My patience ran out on President Assad a long time ago. And the reason why is, is because he houses Hamas, he facilitates Hezbollah, suiciders go from his country to Iraq, and he destabilizes Lebanon. (Dec. 20, 2007)
  87. I don't know how he [President Assad] interprets these meetings, but one thing he can't be mistaken about is the position of the U.S. government, the White House. And our position is, is that you [Syria] can have better relations, a better way forward with the United States, but you have got to get out of Lebanon, in terms of the presidential elections, and stop harboring Hamas, stop letting suiciders go into Iraq, and there's a better way forward. (Jan. 6, 2008)
  88. We've sanctioned Syria, and I'm looking at different ways to keep sending a tough message, because so far, he has shown no willingness to be constructive on Lebanon or in dealing with a militant Hamas or in stopping suiciders from heading into Iraq. (Jan. 6, 2008)
  89. There's still too many suiciders, but the level of violence is declining. (Jan. 6, 2008)
  90. I would give if, in fact, Syria is trying to stop suiciders, I will give them credit, of course. I hope that's the case. It's certainly one way to begin to earn better relations with the United States, is to stop the exportation of suiciders who go kill innocent people. (Jan. 6, 2008)
  91. I mean, who wants to join an ideology that say women don't have rights, you can't express yourself freely, religious beliefs are the only religious belief you can hold is the one we tell you and, oh, by the way, it's great, you can be a suicider. (Feb. 14, 2008)
  92. One of the things I wished I would have projected maybe more clearly was the fact that this is a land of courageous people, people who have had to withstand bombings and suiciders, but never lost faith. (May 15, 2008)
  93. Another front in the same war against the extremists is Iraq. We removed a brutal dictator who murdered his own people, who paid the families of suiciders, who invaded his neighbors, who was an enemy of the United States, who repeatedly defied the United Nations. (Aug. 20, 2008)
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