Paul Tong Tribune Media Services © Los Angeles Times, August 18, 2005
Top Bush Lies
"With the help of Congress, environmental groups and industry, we will require all power plants to meet clean air standards in order to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury and carbon dioxide within a reasonable period of time."
"...A vicious regime has been toppled in Afghanistan, and an entire people have been liberated from oppression....The Taliban is out of business."
"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
"Major military operations in Iraq have ended."
"Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. I mean, he spent an entire decade making sure inspectors wouldn't find them. Iraq's the size of the state of California. It's got tunnels, caves, all kinds of complexes. We'll find them. And it's just going to be a matter of time to do so."
"We found the weapons of mass destruction."
"If there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated the law, the person will be taken care of."
"I guess you could say I'm a good steward of the land. The quality of the air's cleaner since I've been the president. Fewer water complaints since I've been the president. More land being restored since I've been the president."
"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."
"We do not listen to domestic phone calls without court approval."
"I want to be absolutely clear with our people and the world: The United States does not torture. It's against our laws and it's against our values. I have not authorized it and I will not authorize it."
"We are there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. This is a sovereign nation....If they were to say, leave, we would leave."