Presidents

H. Dubya on Athiests

“No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.”

-- George H. W. Bush

This is the established Order of Things...

"This is the established Order of Things, when a Nation has grown to such an height of Power as to become dangerous to Mankind, she never fails to loose her Wisdom, her Justice and her Moderation, and with these she never fails to loose her Power; which however returns again, if those Virtues return."

-- John Adams, Autobiography, IV, 158

Fighting for peace...

"Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity."

-- Richard Nixon

Eisenhower on Vietnam, Indochinese

"I have never talked or corresponded with a person knowledgeable in Indochinese affairs who did not agree that had elections been held at the time of the fighting, possibly 80 per cent of the population would have voted for the Communist Ho Chi Minh as their leader . . . "

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Bill Moyers on working in the White House

"When you are working for a prince, you are in the prince's circle, his shadow; you are doing his bidding. You are seen and you see yourself as a projection of the prince....If you are young and eager to get into the action, you suddenly find yourself in a place where you can make things happen. But you are doing it in someone else's name."

-- Bill Moyers, on his service in the White House
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