Interview with Charles Krauthammer in The Wall Street Journal (March 19, 2003)
"Perhaps we should try to use our brains and think everything over carefully. A common saying goes, 'Knit your brows and you will hit upon a stratagem.' In other words much thinking yields wisdom. In order to get rid of the blindness which exists to a serious extent in our war-room, we must encourage our oil-barons to think, to learn the method of true evidence-finding processes, and to cultivate the habit of analysis."
Excerpt of Bush's comments in a cabinet meeting leaked by The New York Times in July, 2006, after 13 months of sitting over it, amidst vigorous discussions in its editorial board about the possible consequences to homeland security
"Liberalism is extremely harmful for a war-struck White House. It is a corrosive, which eats away unity, undermines cohesion, causes apathy and creates dissension. It robs a fighting nation of compact organization and strict discipline, prevents spying schemes from being carried through, exposes the lifeless bodies of its dead soldiers to public view, and alienates the President from the masses. It is an extremely bad tendency."
Speaking on the Occasion of the Unveiling of Bill Clinton's Portrait in the White House (June 14, 2004)
"Countries like Iran where our beloved poodles were overthrown by the people are detrimental to our interests. To build a bulwark against such harmful nationalist tendencies, the principle of implanting friendly kings and generals must be diligently followed. We are closely bound by common interests and common ideals with Saudi Arabia and Pakistan."
Dubya Speak During a State Banquet Hosted by Pakistan's Musharraf in Islamabad (March 4, 2006)
"I want her dead or alive."
Bush demanding NYT Columnist Maureen Dowd's Scalp in his State of the Union Address (2006)
Acknowledgement: The author wishes to thank Chairman Mao for inspiration. The Little Red Book is his favorite bed-time reading.