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Quotes - This Day in Dubya History (May 25)
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There are 8 quotes on this date.
These people are totalitarians. They're Islamic fascists. They have a point of view, they have a philosophy, and they want to impose that philosophy on the rest of the world. And Iraq just happens to be a — one of the battles in the war on terror.
Early use of the phrase "Islamic fascists" in explaining his war in Iraq, White House, May 25, 2006
Rick Sanchez has done a fabulous job. He's been there for a — a long time. His service has been exemplorary.
Confirmation at last that Dubya is indeed convinced that the word "exemplary" is pronounced "exemplorary", and that the White House is complicit in disguising this in the official transcript, White House, May 25, 2004
I'm honored to, uhh, shake the hand — of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein. Ummm, I'm with sssix other Iraqi citizens, as well, who suffered the same fate. Uhh, they are examples of the — brutality, uhh, of the tyrant.
Granted, I think those words were chosen intentionally, but should they have been? And to be honest, he doesn't sound particularly honored, either, White House, May 25, 2004
It is very important for the infrastructure to be modernized as quickly as possible,... so that an entrepreneur such as yourself are able to learn from other entrepreneurs being connected through the Internet.
St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 25, 2002
They can't stand religion.
About America's and Russia's common enemy, the "blood-thirsty killers", who until now were considered to adhere to a exclusionary perversion of Islam, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 25, 2002
It's an interesting question about leadership. Does a leader lead, or does a leader follow? Does a leader lead opinion, or does a leader try to chase public opinion? My view is the leader leads. ... I understand a leader can't do everything. And so, therefore, a leader must be willing to surround himself, in my case, with smart, capable, honorable people. A leader must be willing to listen. And then a leader must be decisive enough to make a decision and stick by it. In politics, in order to lead, you've got to know what you believe. You have to stand on principle, you have to believe in certain values. And you must defend them at all costs. A politician who takes a poll to figure out what to believe is a politician who is constantly going to be trying to lead through — it's like a dog chasing its tail. And, finally, any leader must — in order to lead, must understand — must have a vision about where you're going.
Leading a discussion on leadership, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 25, 2002
Laura and I are honored to be here at this famous university. I'm particularly pleased to be coming to this university because it is the alma mater of your President and my friend, Vladimir Putin. But even more importantly, it is Mrs. Putin's alma mater.
Maybe an attempt to be cute, but an explanation was not forthcoming, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 25, 2002
I — first of all, there's a lot of brains in this room. And you get to decide whether there's a brain drain in Russia. I tell Vladimir all the time — I mean, Mr. President all the time — that Russia's most precious resource is the brain power of this country. And you've got a lot of it. It's going to take a lot of brains in Russia to create a drain.
The Russian interpreter must have had a great time with this, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 25, 2002
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