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Quotes - This Day in Dubya History (February 26)
(What did Dubya say on today's date in previous years?)
There are 13 quotes on this date.
We saw many others who have new hope because of PEPFAR — including a 9-year-old girl who is HIV-positive. She was smiling at the clinic with her grandmother, because — sitting at the clinic with her grandmother because her mom and dad had died of AIDS.
I'm guessing (hoping) that's not what Dubya meant to say, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2008
America is on a mission of mercy. We're treating African leaders as equal partners. ...This mission serves our security interests — people who live in chaos and despair are more likely to fall under the sway of violent ideologies. This mission serves our moral interests — we're all children of God, and having the power to save lives comes with the obligation to use it.
Dubya claims a religious duty and security interest in helping Africans, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2008
Our Peace Corps is full of compassionate, hard-working, decent people who are serving America on the front lines of compassion.
So what exactly are the front lines of compassion? Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2008
His early career took him on mapping missions over Alaska, and North Africa, and Latin America. In 1963, he reported to Fort Benning to help lead a new unit that would become known as the Air Calvary.
In Medal of Honor award ceremony, Dubya again fails to recognize the difference between "Calvary" and "Cavalry"... White House, Feb. 26, 2007
Saddam Hussein said, I'm not going to expose my weapons, I'm not going to get rid of my — I'm not going to allow inspectors in, he said. But this is the same man who had used them. So I had to make a decision — do I trust the word of madman, or do I remember the lessons of September the 11th?
Did Dubya not believe that Hussein wouldn't let inspectors in? I'm confused. Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2004
Laura reminded me, in July of 2002, on the television screens came to the notation, "America is Marching to War."
As is often the case, I have an idea of what Dubya's trying to say, but he isn't quite saying it, is he? Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2004
[The estate tax is] on its way to being put to extinction. I say, on its way — you'll hear me talk in a minute that these — some of these taxes don't really go away. It's like they go away for a period of time, but they come back.
I always laugh when I hear Dubya's cute explanation of how the Estate Tax Reform of 2001 expires in 2011, Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2004
Leaders in the region speak of a new Arab charter that champions internal reform, greater politics participation, economic openness, and free trade. And from Morocco to Bahrain and beyond, nations are taking genuine steps toward politics reform.
What might be even better is greater political participation and political reform, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2003
The danger with Iraq is that he can strike in the neighborhood. And the danger with Iraq is that he has got the willingness and capacity to train Al Qaeda-type organizations and provide them with equipment to hurt America.
Apparently Iraq is a person now, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2003
As I said in my State of the Union address, liberty is not America's gift to the world. Liberty is God's gift to human — to the human — mankind.
Looking for and failing to find "humanity", Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2003
By blocking a vote on Miguel Estrada, some Democrats in the Senate are flaunting the intention of the United States Constitution and the tradition of the United States Senate, itself. Alexander Hamilton wrote that the purpose of the Senate confirmation was to prevent the appointment of unfit characters. No one can possibly call Miguel Estrada unfit.
In addition to using the verb "flaunt" instead of the more appropriate "flout", it sounds like Dubya is incredulous that members of the Congress might (and are allowed to) disagree with him on a nominee's fitness, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2003
This is a — we've got some mighty challenges — to make sure the country is more prosperous and more hopeful, and the world more peaceful. But sin duda, we're gonna achieve what we need to achieve, porque este país es gra — es, es, es, es un gran país, with great values and great hope and great strength.
MODERATOR: Do you know who the president of India is?
Dubya failing in effort to put to rest claims during the 2000 campaign that he was lacking experience in foreign affairs. In actuality, Atal Behari Vajpayee was the prime minister of India and K. R. Narayanan was the president of India at the time. Sorry, Dubya. New York Times, Feb. 26, 2000
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