- They misunderestimated me.
speech in Bentonville, Arkansas, November 2000
- We are ready for any unforeseen event which may or may not happen.
in Guardian 30 December 2000
- To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.
in Sunday Times 27 May 2001
- We will make no distinction between terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbour them.
after the terrorist attacks of 11 September
televised address, 12 September 2001
- Today we feel what Franklin Roosevelt called the warm courage of national unity. This unity against terror is now extending across the world.
address in Washington National Cathedral, 14 September 2001, at the day of mourning for those killed in the terrorist attacks of 11 September
- This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while.
the President later retracted his use of the word ‘crusade’
at a White House press conference, 16 September 2001
- States like these…constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of this world.
of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea
State of the Union address, in Newsweek 11 February 2002
- 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.
at a signing ceremony for a Defense Bill, the White House, 5 August 2004