Loose cannons

January 31, 2001


“Once that clear political objective is established — such as kick the government of Panama totally; not just kick the army out, but get rid of an entire government — that's what we did in 1989 on 12 hours' notice, with overwhelming force.” — George Bush senior's chief of staff and Bush junior's new Secretary of State General Colin Powell providing an example of how he thinks the US should deal with “foreign crises”.

Ringing endorsement

“If he's — the inference is that somehow he thinks slavery is a noble institution I would — I would strongly reject that assumption, that John Ashcroft is a open-minded, inclusive person.” — George W. Bush speaking about his nominee for US Attorney General on NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw, January 14, 2001.

No problemo

“Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment.” — George W. Bush, January 14, 2001.

Got it?

"The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.” — George W. Bush speaking on the California electricity supply crisis, January 14, 2001.

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