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We got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from have the knowledge necessary to make a nukyular weapon.
Dubya once again proving he's never afraid to escalate the war rhetoric. And yes, he actually said "have" rather than "having" in the last sentence. White House, Oct. 17, 2007

And so, yes, we're making progress. But, no, I fully understand those who say you can't win this thing militarily. That's exactly what the United States military says, that you can't win this military.
Dubya almost makes it out of the last sentence unscathed. White House, Oct. 17, 2007

In my judgment, the best way to solve this issue with North Korea peacefully is to put it in keep it in the context of six-party talks. And the reason why is that diplomacy only works if there are consequences when diplomacy breaks down, and it makes sense for there to be other people at the table so that if North Korea were to have said to all of us, we're going to do x, y, or z, and they don't, that we have other people other than the United States being consequential.
Two things on this one: 1) Dubya's exclusive formula for diplomatic success suggests he will have little success at it, and 2) What does "being consequential" mean? White House, Oct. 17, 2007

[The evildoers] are hearing from a tolerant nation, a nation that respects Islam and values our many Muslim citizens. They are hearing from a prayerful nation, a nation that prays to an almighty God for protection and for peace.
Yeah, that sounds plenty tolerant, Sacramento, California, Oct. 17, 2001

Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about.
No, I guess it isn't, Presidential Debate #3, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 17, 2000

I think also what you need to think about is not the immediate, but what about Medicare? You get a plan that will include prescription drugs, a plan that will give you options. Now, I hope people understand that Medicare today is - is - is important, but it doesn't keep up with the new medicines. If you're a Medicare person, on Medicare, you don't get the new procedures. You're stuck in a time warp in many ways. So it will be a modern Medicare system that trusts you to make a variety of options for you.
Dubya attempts to explain his vision for Medicare, Presidential Debate #3, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 17, 2000

Well, you know, it's hard to make people love one another. I wish I knew the law because I would darn sure sign it. I wish I knew the law that said all of us would be good parents.
He is right about one thing: It is hard to make people love one another. Presidential Debate #3, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 17, 2000

The federal government puts about 6% of the money up. They put about, you know, 60% of the strings where you have to fill out the paperwork. I don't know if you have to be a paperwork-filler-outer, but most of it's because of the federal government.
On education spending, Presidential Debate #3, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 17, 2000

Should I be fortunate enough to earn your confidence, the mission of the United States military will be to be prepared and ready to fight and win war. And therefore prevent war from happening in the first place.
Dubya can't get enough of this logically flawed concept, Presidential Debate #3, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 17, 2000

It's one thing about insurance, that's a Washington term.
Presidential Debate #3, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 17, 2000


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