From Bush's comments on 12/19/05
BUSH: "If you think the terrorists would become peaceful if only America would stop provoking them, then it might make sense to leave them alone."
I recommend we stop provoking them and NOT leave them alone. Talk to them, study them, try to understand what they are about and try to anticipate what they might try next. As soon as they commit a crime, arrest them, try them, and if guilty, lock them up for life. Conspiracy to commit murder is a crime.
BUSH: "September the 11th, 2001 required us to take every emerging threat to our country seriously, and it shattered the illusion that terrorists attack us only after we provoke them."
This ignores the reality that you and former US officials, had been provoking them for decades.
BUSH: "My conviction comes down to this: We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them."
No, you create terrorists by killing and harming innocents. You invite terrorism by ignoring this reality and showing the world you do not care.
BUSH (referring to terrorists): "fear the rise of a democratic Iraq."
So how come they called a truce for the election?
BUSH: "I see the consequences when I talk to parents who miss a child so much -- but tell me he loved being a soldier, he believed in his mission, and, Mr. President, finish the job."
I want to see you publicly encourage your daughters to serve in Iraq.