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"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."
''I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things.'' —President George W. Bush, aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003
''You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that.'' —President George W. Bush, to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005
''Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country.'' —President George W. Bush, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004
"Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee -- which is my committee -- a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't obtain a nuclear weapon." --referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008
"Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change." --Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008
"I'm here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis." --speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008
"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing." --confusing German for "Austrian," a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009
"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office." --Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008
"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror." --interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006
"I'm the commander -- see, I don't need to explain -- I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president." --as quoted in Bob Woodward's Bush at War
"Do you have blacks, too?" --to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001
"They misunderestimated me." --Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005
17. "Can we win? I don't think you can win it." --after being asked whether the war on terror was winnable, "Today" show interview, Aug. 30, 2004
originally posted by: AshOnMyTomatoes
Bush, hands down. No contest.
I got PTSD just listening through that 1 minute video...
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: WarminIndy
Frankly, I think the public is, or should be, more interested in what these world leaders said in the way of untruths rather than mistakes of simple facts, grammar or diction. I'm suggestion who spoke the most outright, know lies to get what they wanted from the American people. Guess who wins? Gaffes are usually seen as something humorous. Lies are in another catagory.
originally posted by: ketsuko