Dumb Bombs



"They hate us because we love freedom. They hate us because we love the idea that people can worship an almighty God any way they see fit. They hate us because we speak our mind, we allow public discourse and dissent. They hate us because we have a free press. And so long as we love freedom, they'll hate us. But we're never, ever going to relinquish our love of freedom in America."
--Ravings of a simple-minded, religious extremist; a.k.a. 'W'

"Sometimes when I sleep at night I think of 'Hop on Pop."
--'W'

"I believe the title was 'Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States."
--Condoleezza Rice

"It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in."
--General Colin ["Tom"] Powell commenting on the number of dead Iraqis in Operation Desert Storm

"I'm the commander in chief, see, I don't need to explain, I do not need to explain why I say things.
That's the interesting part about being president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something,
but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation."
--'W'

"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans...unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."
--Karl Rove

"Once the war against Saddam begins, we expect every American to support our military, and if they can't do that, to shut Up."
--Bill O'Reilly

From "Meet the Press"
TIM RUSSERT:
On Thursday...Bush broke with the tradition and policy of six predecessors when he said that Israel
can keep part of the land seized in the 1967 Middle East War and asserted the Palestinian refugees cannot go back to their particular homes.
Do you support Pres. Bush?
SEN. JOHN KERRY:
Yes.
RUSSERT:
Completely?
KERRY:
Yes.

"You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier."
--'W' Governing Magazine 7/98

If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator,"
--'W' CNN.com, December 18, 2000

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it, "
--'W' Business Week, July 30, 2001

"To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say, Don't be economic girlie men!"
--Meathead, Arnold Schwarzenegger

'I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can't explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me.
Something is going to happen...I know it won't be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.'
--'W'[As told to Texas evangelist, James Robinson]

"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people.
The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."
--Henry Kissinger

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
--Henry Kissinger

"Covert action should not be confused with missionary work."
--Henry Kissinger (Kissinger commenting on the U.S. sellout of the Kurds in Iraq in 1975)

"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th;
malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty."
--'W'

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building."
--Ann Coulter

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--'W'

"Solutions are not the answer."
- Richard Nixon

"Too many good docs [doctors] are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country."
--'W'

"I am also outraged that we have so many humanitarian do-gooders right now crawling all over these prisons looking for human rights violations while our troops, our heroes, are fighting and dying."
--James Imhofe, Senator from Oklahoma

"(I want to) make sure everybody who has a job, wants a job."
--'W'

"You should have printed what he meant, not what he said."
--Earl Bush

"The sound of our guns is the sound of freedom."
--Jeb Bush

"The president believes that [high-energy consumption] is an American way of life, and that it should be the goal of policymakers to protect the American way of life. The American way of life is a blessed one."
--Fleischer, [Ari Indicating the President's wish to increase the energy supply, rather than reduce the demand.]

"To those who scare peace loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactics aid terrorists for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve.
They give ammunition to America’s enemies and pause to America’s friends."
--John Ashcroft

"Earlier today, the Libyan government released Fathi Jahmi. She's a local government official who was imprisoned in 2002 for advocating free speech and democracy.
--'W' Jahmi is a man.

"Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, "Thank God, I'm still alive." But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again."
--Sen. Barbara Boxer, (Dem, California)

"It's very interesting when you think about it, the slaves who left here to go to America, because of their steadfast and their religion and their belief in freedom, helped change America."
--'W' Senegal, Africa July 8, 2003

"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves."
--John Wayne

"I want to thank you for the importance that you've shown for education and literacy."
--'W' Washington, D.C., April 13, 2005

"The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness."
--Michel de Montaigne

One survey found that ten percent of Americans thought Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
--Robert Boynton

"I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them."
--George H.W. Bush

"I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version."
--Colonel Oliver North

"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program."
--'W'

"Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances."
--Department of Social Services, Greenville, South Carolina

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff,"
--Mariah Carey

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
--Brooke Shields, [during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal antismoking campaign.]

"I think that [the film] 'Clueless' was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it's true lightness."
--Silverstone, Alicia

I would not like to live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were ever supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever."
--Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss Universe contest

"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law."
--David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, [answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.]

"The illiteracy level of our children are appalling."
--'W'

"If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate."
--Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C.

"We apologize for the error in last week's paper in which we stated that Mr. Arnold Dogbody was a defective in the police force. We meant, of course, that Mr. Dogbody is a detective in the police farce."
--Correction Notice in the Ely Standard, a British newspaper

"Do you have blacks too?"
--'W' [asked of Brazil's President Fernando Henrique Cardoso.]

"All you have to do is go down to the bottom of your swimming pool and hold your breath."
--David Miller, US DOE spokesperson, on protecting yourself from nuclear radiation

"We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people."
--Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC instructor

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
--'W'

"I was under medication when I made the decision to burn the tapes."
--Richard Nixon

"My fellow Americans. I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
--President Reagan

"It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency."
--'W'

"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system!"
--Dan Quayle

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
--'W'

"The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
--Joe Theisman

"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees."
--Jason Kidd

"Facts are stupid things."
--Ronald Reagan

"It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another"
--George H.W. Bush, US President

"Sometimes things aren't exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures."
--'W'

"You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say."
--Bill Clinton

"I've read about foreign policy and studied, I now know the number of continents."
--George Wallace, 1968 presidential campaign

"You fucking son of a bitch. I saw what you wrote. We're not going to forget this."
--'W' [to writer and editor Al Hunt, in front of his wife and kids.]

I do not like this word "bomb." It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding."
--Jacques le Blanc, [French ambassador to New Zealand regarding press coverage of France's nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific.]

I was a prisoner too, but for bad reasons.
--'W' [to Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, on being told that all but one of the Argentine delegates to a summit meeting were imprisoned during the military dictatorship.]

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."
--Dan Quayle

"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home."
--Ken Olson (President of Digital Equipment Corporation)

"You can't just let nature run wild."
--Wally Hickel, former governor of Alaska

"I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people."
--Dan Quayle
[The following three quotes are from the body of a speech in Houston in March of 2000]

"We need a common enemy to unite us."
--Condoleezza Rice

"We need a new threat as a marker to where we will lead."
--Condoleezza Rice

"Separation of powers is a problem for foreign policy."
--Condoleezza Rice

During questioning, she added:
"Saddam does not control the northern part of the country. We are able to keep his arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt."
--Condoleezza Rice March of 2000.

"It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment, it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
--Dan Quayle

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