George Walker Bush is an American politician who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. He was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election against Al Gore, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than an opponent. He is the second president to have been the son of a former president, the first having been John Quincy Adams.
America Is The Land Of The Second Chance - And When The Gates Of The Prison Open, The Path Ahead Should Lead To A Better Life.
We Don't Believe In Planners And Deciders Making The Decisions On Behalf Of Americans.
I'm Hopeful. I Know There Is A Lot Of Ambition In Washington, Obviously. But I Hope The Ambitious Realize That They Are More Likely To Succeed With Success As Opposed To Failure.
The Legislature's Job Is To Write Law. It's The Executive Branch's Job To Interpret Law.
And What's Interesting, And I Don't Think A Lot Of Americans Understand This Fact, Is That, One, Most New Jobs Are Created By Small Businesses; Two, Most Small Businesses Pay Tax At The Individual Income Tax, Or Many Small Businesses Pay Tax There.
I Just Didn't Want To Get Out There Anymore; I Didn't Want To Get Back Into What I Call 'The Swamp.' And The Other Reason Why Is I Don't Think It's Good For The Presidency For A Former President To Be Opining About His Successor. President Obama's Got Plenty Of Critics - And I'm Just Not Gonna Be One.
This Young Century Will Be Liberty's Century.
America Is A Friend To The People Of Iraq. Our Demands Are Directed Only At The Regime That Enslaves Them And Threatens Us. When These Demands Are Met, The First And Greatest Benefit Will Come To Iraqi Men, Women And Children.
Senator Kerry Has Been In Washington Long Enough To Take Both Sides On Just About Every Issue.
Some Have Argued That Confronting The Threat From Iraq Could Detract From The War Against Terror. To The Contrary, Confronting The Threat Posed By Iraq Is Crucial To Winning The War On Terror.
The Tyrant Has Fallen, And Iraq Is Free.
The Once All-powerful Ruler Of Iraq Was Found In A Hole, And Now Sits In A Prison Cell.
Freedom Itself Was Attacked This Morning By A Faceless Coward, And Freedom Will Be Defended.
To Those Of You Who Received Honours, Awards And Distinctions, I Say Well Done. And To The C Students, I Say You, Too, Can Be President Of The United States.
I Understand Everybody In This Country Doesn't Agree With The Decisions I've Made. And I Made Some Tough Decisions. But People Know Where I Stand.
On September 11 2001, America Felt Its Vulnerability Even To Threats That Gather On The Other Side Of The Earth. We Resolved Then, And We Are Resolved Today, To Confront Every Threat From Any Source That Could Bring Sudden Terror And Suffering To America.
We Will Stand Up For Our Friends In The World. And One Of The Most Important Friends Is The State Of Israel. My Administration Will Be Steadfast In Support Israel Against Terrorism And Violence, And In Seeking The Peace For Which All Israelis Pray.
When I Take Action, I'm Not Going To Fire A $2 Million Missile At A $10 Empty Tent And Hit A Camel In The Butt. It's Going To Be Decisive.
Every Nation In Every Region Now Has A Decision To Make. Either You Are With Us, Or You Are With The Terrorists.
Only A Liberal Senator From Massachusetts Would Say That A 49 Percent Increase In Funding For Education Was Not Enough.
We Know That Dictators Are Quick To Choose Aggression, While Free Nations Strive To Resolve Differences In Peace.
Our Nation Must Come Together To Unite.
You Teach A Child To Read, And He Or Her Will Be Able To Pass A Literacy Test.
Terrorist Attacks Can Shake The Foundations Of Our Biggest Buildings, But They Cannot Touch The Foundation Of America. These Acts Shatter Steel, But They Cannot Dent The Steel Of American Resolve.
I Have Zero Desire, Just So You Know, To Be In The Limelight. I Don't Think It's Good For The Country To Have A Former President Criticize His Successor. You're Not Going To See Me Giving My Opinions In The Public Arena, Until I Start Selling My Book. I'm Going To Emerge Then Submerge.
The Financial Crisis Should Not Become An Excuse To Raise Taxes, Which Would Only Undermine The Economic Growth Required To Regain Our Strength.
I Had To Abandon Free Market Principles In Order To Save The Free Market System.
We Will Make No Distinction Between The Terrorists Who Committed These Acts And Those Who Harbour Them.
I Think You Can Judge From Somebody's Actions A Kind Of A Stability And Sense Of Purpose Perhaps Created By Strong Religious Roots. I Mean, There's A Certain Patience, A Certain Discipline, I Think, That Religion Helps You Achieve.
America Must Not Ignore The Threat Gathering Against Us. Facing Clear Evidence Of Peril, We Cannot Wait For The Final Proof, The Smoking Gun That Could Come In The Form Of A Mushroom Cloud.
The Men And Women Of Afghanistan Are Building A Nation That Is Free, And Proud, And Fighting Terror - And America Is Honored To Be Their Friend.
After The Chaos And Carnage Of September 11th, It Is Not Enough To Serve Our Enemies With Legal Papers.
For All Who Love Freedom And Peace, The World Without Saddam Hussein's Regime Is A Better And Safer Place.
The Action We Take And The Decisions We Make In This Decade Will Have Consequences Far Into This Century. If America Shows Weakness And Uncertainty, The World Will Drift Toward Tragedy. That Will Not Happen On My Watch.
I Sent American Troops To Iraq To Make Its People Free, Not To Make Them American. Iraqis Will Write Their Own History And Find Their Own Way.
America Is A Nation With A Mission - And That Mission Comes From Our Most Basic Beliefs. We Have No Desire To Dominate, No Ambitions Of Empire. Our Aim Is A Democratic Peace - A Peace Founded Upon The Dignity And Rights Of Every Man And Woman.
Some Folks Look At Me And See A Certain Swagger, Which In Texas Is Called 'Walking.'
The Wisest Use Of American Strength Is To Advance Freedom.
I Believe The Most Solemn Duty Of The American President Is To Protect The American People. If America Shows Uncertainty And Weakness In This Decade, The World Will Drift Toward Tragedy. This Will Not Happen On My Watch.
It's Clearly A Budget. It's Got A Lot Of Numbers In It.
Free Nations Are Peaceful Nations. Free Nations Don't Attack Each Other. Free Nations Don't Develop Weapons Of Mass Destruction.
You Can Fool Some Of The People All The Time, And Those Are The Ones You Want To Concentrate On.
Natural Gas Is Hemispheric. I Like To Call It Hemispheric In Nature Because It Is A Product That We Can Find In Our Neighborhoods.
I Have Written A Book. This Will Come As Quite A Shock To Some. They Didn't Think I Could Read, Much Less Write.
Use Power To Help People. For We Are Given Power Not To Advance Our Own Purposes Nor To Make A Great Show In The World, Nor A Name. There Is But One Just Use Of Power And It Is To Serve People.
I Would Like To Be Remembered As A Guy Who Had A Set Of Priorities, And Was Willing To Live By Those Priorities. In Terms Of Accomplishments, My Biggest Accomplishment Is That I Kept The Country Safe Amidst A Real Danger.
People Forget... That We Structured It So That The Government, Or The People, Would Be Repaid With A Really Good Rate Of Return. And As It Turns Out, That Aspect Of Tarp, That's What Happened.
So, I'm Lying On The Couch And Laura Walks In And I Say, 'Free At Last,' And She Says 'You're Free All Right, You're Free To Do The Dishes.' So I Say, 'You're Talking To The Former President, Baby,' And She Said, 'Consider This Your New Domestic Policy Agenda.'
We Will Not Waver; We Will Not Tire; We Will Not Falter, And We Will Not Fail. Peace And Freedom Will Prevail.
The Terrorists Are Fighting Freedom With All Their Cunning And Cruelty Because Freedom Is Their Greatest Fear - And They Should Be Afraid, Because Freedom Is On The March.