Quotations by and about George Bush

H.L. Mencken on Bush

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
--H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Bush on Himself

"Tyrants and would-be tyrants have always claimed that murdering people is justified to achieve their goals."
--Pres. Bush, October 6, 2005

"Tyrants and would-be tyrants have always said regimented societies are strong and pure, until the day they collapse under corruption."
--Pres. Bush, October 6, 2005

"Tyrants and would-be tyrants have always said free men and women are weak and decadent, until the day free men and women defeat them."
--Pres. Bush, October 6, 2005

"Evil men obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience must be taken very seriously, and we must stop them before their crimes multiply."
--Pres. Bush, October 6, 2005

"You're either with us or against us; you're either evil or you're good."
--Pres. Bush, September 2001

"It's in our country's interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm's way."
--Pres. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

"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."
--Pres. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

"I'm the Commander, see ... I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being the President ... [I] don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation."
--Pres. Bush, to the National Security Council

Mandela on Bush

"One power, with a president who has no foresight and cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust."
--Nelson Mandela, before the invasion of Iraq

Tom Delay on Politicians' Ethics

"The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know...I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure, not isolation."
--U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, 11/16/95