11 September 2001 . News Stories
"Tommy Franks said something interesting the other day," Bush said. "Tommy said, 'This war -- the phase of this war is kind of like a baseball game.' Of course, my ears perked up. He said there will be a lot of moments of boredom, and then there would be some great joy."
George W. Bush, 21 dec
President Bush on Wednesday called Osama bin Laden "a rabbit who eventually will be smoked out of his hole."
George W. Bush, 18 dec
"The American people are going to have to be patient, just like we are," Bush said. "They're going to have to be determined, just like our military is. And with that patience, and with that determination, we will eventually smoke them out of their holes, and get them, and bring them to justice."
George W. Bush, 26 oct
"The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this. And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God or successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say ‘you helped this happen’."
Jerry Falwell, The 700 Club 13 sept
"The terrible tragedy that has befallen our nation, and indeed the entire global community, is the sad byproduct of fanaticism. It has its roots in the same fanaticism that enables people like Jerry Falwell to preach hate against those who do not think, live, or love in the exact same way he does.
"The tragedies that have occurred this week did not occur because someone made God mad, as Mr. Falwell asserts. They occurred because of hate, pure and simple. It is time to move beyond a place of hate and to a place of healing. We hope that Mr. Falwell will apologize to the U.S. and world communities.
"Our hearts go out to the victims of this week’s tragedies and their friends and family members. We are thankful to the police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency personnel who are working tirelessly to lead the relief efforts."
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Lorri L. Jean 14 sept