Quotes by President George W. Bush
George W. Bush was born on July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut. Bush grew up in Midland, Texas and Houston, Texas before receiving a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University in 1968.
After graduation, Bush served as an F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. Bush then went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. Following his graduation, he moved back to Midland and started his career in energy.
In 1988, Bush successfully helped his father gain the Presidential office. Soon after, he assembled a group of partners to purchase the Texas Rangers in 1989. Just five years later, on November 8, 1994, Bush was elected Governor of Texas. He became the first Governor in Texas history to hold office in consecutive 4-year terms after being re-elected on November 2, 1998.
Bush then saw his chance at running for President of the United States. In 2001, after one of the closest elections in the history of the United States and losing the popular vote, George W. Bush became President of the USA.
After September 11, 2001, President Bush held a 90% approval rating, the highest ever in American history. However, after the start of the Iraq War, his approval rating soon dropped.
Although his approval rating dropped, President Bush was re-elected in 2004 to hold office for another four years.
After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.
For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.
Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction.
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.
I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.
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.
If the Iraqi regime is able to produce, buy or steal an amount of highly enriched uranium a little larger than a single softball, it could have a nuclear weapon in less than a year.
Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver.
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.