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Quotes - This Day in Dubya History (February 18)
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There are 14 quotes on this date.
Can you imagine if my name had been Mungo Bush?
I somehow doubt it would have made much difference. Nice job of belittling a reporter's son's name, though. Session with European journalists at the White House, Feb. 18, 2005
Marching for war doesn't instill a lot of confidence in the future.
I hear that, Dubya, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2004
More Muslims have died at the hands of killers than — I say more Muslims — a lot of Muslims have died — I don't know the exact count — at Istanbul. Look at these different places around the world where there's been tremendous death and destruction because killers kill.
Yes, he's absolutely right: killers do kill, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2004
See, one of the interesting things in the Oval Office — I love to bring people into the Oval Office — right around the corner from here — and say, this is where I office.
Dubya "officing" in the White House, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2004
My views are one that speaks to freedom.
Classic Dubya, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2004
Marriage ought to be defined by the people, not by the courts.
And by "people" he means "George W. Bush", Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2004
REPORTER: Given the size of the protests in England over the weekend, do you have any concerns that Tony Blair might pay a serious political price for supporting you on Iraq?
DUBYA: ...First of all, you know, size of protest, it's like deciding, well, I'm going to decide policy based upon a focus group.
It would probably be more like responding to the majority opinion of the British and American public that a unilateral war should not be an option, but there you have it, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2003
And I think unless the United Nations shows some backbone and courage, it will render the — it could render the Security Council irrelevant. And that's a danger, in dealing with the new threats that the civilized world faces. We face terrorism, we face the idea of people having nukyular arms.
I wish Dubya would show some backbone and courage and admit he's been mispronouncing the word "nuclear" all his life, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2003
As I said, a second resolution would be useful. We don't need a second resolution. It's clear this guy [Saddam Hussein] could even care less about the first resolution.
If he could "even care less" about the first resolution, it means at this point he cares about it to some extent, which I think is the opposite of what Dubya's trying to say, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2003
He [Prime Minister Koizumi] said I want to make it very clear to you exactly what I want to do and he talked about non-performing loans, the devaluation issue and regulatory reform. And he placed equal emphasis on all three.
Dubya, misstating that he and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi had discussed devaluating the Yen (his handlers said he meant to say "the deflation issue"), sending the Japanese currency into tailspin in the process. Oops. Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 18, 2002
My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific.
With the minor exception of World War II, which brought something entirely different to the Pacific, Remarks to the Diet, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 18, 2002
We were especially touched, especially touched that the people of "Ee-hay-mee" Prefecture sent a donation to the families of victims, showing empathy for loss, even when their own loss was so recent. This is a gesture of friendship my nation will never forget.
Apparently forgetting his aides' notes on the pronunciation of Ehime Prefecture, which is pronounced "eh-hee-meh", Remarks to the Diet, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 18, 2002
Dubya's punctuation for every arrow strike he witnessed at special "yabusame" ceremony in Japan, an archery ceremony dating from the 6th Century, performed as a form of prayer, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 18, 2002
Home is important. It's important to have a home.
Crawford, Texas, Feb. 18, 2001
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