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Quotes - This Day in Dubya History (December 7)
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There are 10 quotes on this date.
I don't think this is an American vision, see. And I tell people this, that I do believe there is a universal God, and a gift of that Almighty to all of us — whether we be Methodists or Muslims or nothing — is freedom. And so freedom is a great alternative. But I also believe there's a moral calling. If you believe there's an Almighty God, and a gift of that Almighty to everybody is freedom, then I think you have to — if you can do something about it, that you have to act on that — so that moms can grow up in a society that is hopeful for their children, you know, that their children are — can realize dreams.
Although the whole passage captures that Dubya essence, the smoothness of presentation particularly suffers toward the end. White House, Dec. 7, 2008
I welcome you all to say a few comments to the TV, if you care to do so.
Dubya's odd way of inviting visiting Irish dignitaries to comment to the news media, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2007
Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die.
Dubya's attempt to explain that he understands the tough sacrifices being made in the Iraq war, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2006
We stand together because we understand the only way to secure a lasting peace for our children and grandchildren is to defeat the extremist ideologies and help the ideology of hope, democracy, prevail. ...Sixty-five years ago this day, America was jolted out of our isolationism and plunged into a global war that Britain had been fighting for two years. In that war, our nation stood firm. And there were difficult moments during that war, yet the leaders of our two nations never lost faith in the capacity to prevail. We will stand firm again in this first war of the 21st century. We will defeat the extremists and the radicals. We will help a young democracy prevail in Iraq. ...I believe we'll prevail. Not only do I know how important it is to prevail, I believe we will prevail. I understand how hard it is to prevail. ...And I want to tell you, I see the threat and I believe it is up to our governments to help lead the forces of moderation to prevail. It's in our interests. ...As you can tell, I feel strongly about making sure you understand that I understand it's tough. But I want you to know, sir, that I believe we'll prevail. I know we have to adjust to prevail, but I wouldn't have our troops in harm's way if I didn't believe that, one, it was important, and, two, we'll succeed. ...I like to remind people it's akin to the Cold War in many ways. There's an ideological clash going on. And the question is, will we have the resolve and the confidence in liberty to prevail? ...I do believe there is a — I know there's a change of attitude. And now the fundamental question is, can we help the moderates prevail?
Dubya delivers a prevail-laden message in a joint press availability with British PM Tony Blair, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2006
And one of the things that has changed for American foreign policy is a threat overseas can now come home to hurt us, and September the 11th should be a wake-up call for the American people to understand what happens if there is violence and safe havens in a part of the world.
Dubya offers a somewhat mangled take on post-9/11 foreign policy, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2006
I appreciate the Prime Minister's answer to this lad — we call them lads, in Great Britain.
Dubya claims British citizenship for himself, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2006
An Iraqi battalion has consumed control of the former American military base, and our forces are now about 40 minutes outside the city.
I assume he meant to use a different word than that, but just got confused, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2005
As election day approaches, we can expect further violence from the terrorists. You see, the terrorists understand what is at stake. They know they have no future in a free Iraq, because free people never choose their own enslavement.
Dubya offers a grand, meaningless generalization to the assembled troops, Pendleton, California, Dec. 7, 2004
Last month, Marines across the world broke out their dress blues to celebrate the 229th birthday of the Corps. But the men and women of Camp Pendleton's 1st Marine Expeditionary Force marked the occasion a little differently — by fighting the enemies in Iraq.
That's quite a way to mark the occasion... Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 7, 2004
In the war on terror, you have fought enemies' freedom — freedom's enemies from the caves and mountains of Afghanistan to the deserts and cities of Iraq.
I know he corrected himself, but it's still funny, Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 7, 2004
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