No: 4

Winter 2003

tragic or comic?

George W Bush may go down as one of modern history's most dangerous men, but he certainly won't be recognised as one of the most intelligent. As soon as he strays from his carefully prepared speeches, his comments can be chilling, clumsy and certainly bizarre.

Are we really sure he's off the drink now? Read and decide!

"You're free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it'll take time to restore chaos and order order out of chaos. But we will." Washington, DC, April 13, 2003

"One year ago today, the time for excuse-making has come to an end." Washington, DC, Jan 8, 2003

"I think the American people I hope the American I don't think, let me I hope the American people trust me." Washington, DC, Dec 18, 2002.

"There's only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids upon the death of their loved one. Others hug but having committed the troops, I've got an additional responsibility to hug and that's me and I know what it's like." Washington, DC, Dec 11, 2002.

"Any time we've got any kind of inkling that somebody is thinking about doing something to an American and something to our homeland, you've just got to know we're moving on it, to protect the United Nations Constitution, and at the same time, we're protecting you." Aberdeen, South Dakota, Oct 31, 2002

"I'm a patient man. And when I say I'm a patient man, I mean I'm a patient man. Nothing he [Saddam Hussein] has done has convinced me I'm confident the Secretary of Defense that he is the kind of fellow that is willing to forgo weapons of mass destruction, is willing to be a peaceful neighbour, that is will honour the people the Iraqi people of all stripes, will values human life. He hasn't convinced me, nor has he convinced my administration." Crawford, Texas, Aug 21, 2002

"The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur." George W Bush, discussing the decline of the French economy with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

"Sometimes when I sleep at night I think of (Dr. Seuss's) 'Hop on Pop.'" George W Bush, in a speech about childhood education, Washington, DC, April 2, 2002

"We had a good Cabinet meeting, talked about a lot of issues. Secretary of State and Defense brought us up to date about our desires to spread freedom and peace around the world." Washington, DC, Aug 1, 2003


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