Top Bushisms in the Category of: Bush Bravado


1. "There are some who feel like that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is bring 'em on," - George W. Bush, Washington, DC, July 2, 2003 (George W. Bush at his swaggering worst. The U.S. had lost a little over 200 people in Iraq at the time. Now we've lost about 10 times that number.)
2. "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier - just so long as I'm the dictator." - George W. Bush, Dec. 19, 2000 [AUDIO] (He was trying to crack a joke, I think, but somehow he sounds serious.)
3. "A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it." - George W. Bush, July 27, 2001
4. "Actually, I - this may sound a little West TX to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about - when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me." - George W. Bush, Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000 (No, it sounds a little egocentric of you.)
5. "You said we're headed to war in Iraq - - I don't know why you say that. I hope we're not headed to war in Iraq. I'm the person who gets to decide, not you." George W. Bush, Crawford, TX, Dec. 31, 2002 [AUDIO]
6. "[Saddam Hussein] is adept at deception and delays and denying. He asked for more time so he can give the so- called inspectors more runaround." - George W. Bush, St. Louis, MO, Jan. 22, 2003 (The "so- called" inspectors?)
7. "My administration has a job to do. We will rid the world of evildoers." - George W. Bush, Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 2001 (Well, that'll be a big job, even for the fantastic four of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice.)
8. "And in order to placate the critics and the cynics about intentions of the United States, we need to produce evidence. And I fully understand that." - George W. Bush, July 30, 2003 (Still operating under the assumption that he was right about WMD.)
  9. "Oh, please don't kill me." - George W. Bush, said with a laugh to reporters who asked what death row convict Carla Faye Tucker said to him in her appeal for clemency  

"You know, the threats we face are real. I mean, it is real. Heh, heh. It's, uhh, I like to remind people that I'm an early morning guy. I, I, I get to the Oval Office about, umm -- oh, generally about 6:50 or so. It's -- it's not a very long commute (laughter). And, uhh -- sit at the great desk that, umm, other Presidents have used -- umm, Teddy and Frank, and -- I can call them that, since, heh (laughter) heh -- and Spot the Dog comes in with me, and I read a threat assessment." - George W. Bush, Washington, DC, Jul. 10, 2002 [AUDIO]

  11. "In Iraq, no doubt about it, it's tough. It's hard work. It's incredibly hard." -repeating the phrases "hard work," "working hard," "hard choices," and other "hard"-based verbiage 22 times in his first debate with Sen. John Kerry  
  12. "I don't know if we're going to find out the senior administration official. I don't have any idea." - President George W. Bush, October 7, 2003.
  13. "It's important for you all to understand that when our country speaks, that we mean it, and we do what we say. I said either you're with us or you're against us. I meant that." - George W. Bush, seemingly giving an ultimatum to the high schoolers he's addressing, Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 8, 2002
  14. "I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense." - George W. Bush, Washington, DC April 18, 2006 [AUDIO]  
  15. "You know, it's amazing, when people say to me, well, he was just breaking the law. If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefin' Congress? Heh!" - George W. Bush, Manhattan, Kansas, Jan. 23, 2006 [AUDIO]
-- This one is a lot more amazing when you listen to it.


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