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John Olver Quotes and Sayings

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President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic
communities as an attack on Islam,
and thus the President has alienated a large part of
one fifth of the world's population.
- John Olver

In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television,
everyone all over the world realizes that high energy
usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth.
- John Olver

We need to make it clear that we will withdraw from
Iraq within 6 to 9 months -
so that the Iraqis will know that they must stand up
and defend the opportunity given to them.
- John Olver

Clearly, a stable, unified and democratic Iraq cannot
be achieved militarily by the U.S.
- John Olver

 

The most extreme individuals and factions in Islamic
countries are now more motivated than ever to kill Americans,
and the number of potential terrorists has greatly expanded.
- John Olver

The incompetence regarding body and vehicle armor rises
almost to a level of criminal negligence.
- John Olver

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
None were ever found.
- John Olver

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The military's own report says that one-third of deaths
and casualties could have been avoided if proper body
armor and vehicle armor had been provided from the start of the war.
- John Olver

So a truthful assessment of how America is doing in
the war on terror as a result of President Bush's war
on Iraq is that we have been set back by decades.
- John Olver

We all know that China is industrializing at a growth
rate of 8 to 10 percent per year.
China is on track to pass the U.S.
as the largest economy in the world in 20 to 25 years,
and China is determined to give its people a chance
at this high standard of living that we enjoy.
- John Olver

America has lost the moral high ground with the rest of the world,
and we have fewer allies as a result.
President Bush and his administration have undermined
the war on terror by using tactics outlawed by international
treaty and condemned by even our closest friends.
- John Olver

Yet, if we accept the solution offered today by this
bill to explore and develop for oil on the coastal plain of ANWR,
it will be 5 years, at least, and probably closer to
8 before the first barrel of oil flows from that effort.
- John Olver

Since 1850, burning of fossil fuels,
coal,
oil and natural gas has increased 100 times to produce
energy as the world has industrialized to serve the
world's more than 6 billion and growing population.
- John Olver

In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving
more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers,
police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors -
all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil
conflict and build Iraq's future.
- John Olver

As a scientist, my attention became totally focused
on global warming some 15 years ago by the elegant
and powerful measurements of carbon dioxide trapped
in ice cores taken as much as 2 miles deep from the
great East Antarctica ice sheet.
- John Olver

We all know we have a problem, a broad problem.
Ninety-eight percent of the fuel that is used by our vehicles,
our autos and trucks for personal and commercial purposes,
for highway and air travel operates on oil.
The world has the same problem.
- John Olver

As this body of knowledge has evolved,
a much more critical job for researchers and scientists
has evolved into explaining and educating policy makers
and the public to the risks of global warming and the
possible consequences of action or of no action.
- John Olver

The scientists who do climate research understand that
much of the ever increasing concentration of CO2 in
the atmosphere since 1850 must be attributed to burning
those fossil fuels to produce the energy that drives industrialization.
- John Olver

The industrialization of China alone would increase
by 90 percent the concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere
and would at least increase the atmospheric CO2 by
at least another 100 parts per million.
- John Olver

America has also forever lost the service of thousands
of good soldiers who are now disabled as a result of battle wounds in Iraq.
Many others will need mental and emotional rehabilitation
before they can return to normal life.
- John Olver

The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been
plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions
that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and
occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.
- John Olver

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill
a president of the United States, he can do it.
All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
- John F. Kennedy

Never pay the slightest attention to what a company
president ever says about his stock.
- Bernard Baruch

If any of the beautiful people plan to vote for the president,
they usually keep their secret to themselves.
- Suzanne Fields

I was able to do something that people can't do these days,
which is to have quality time with the guys who were
trying to be president and a number of them who got the job.
- Robert Scheer

The liberals are fighting so hard whenever President
Bush appoints any federal judges.
- Steve Chabot

President Bush and his commanders announced early in
the conflict that the Conventions applied.
- John Yoo

The president, clearly as a result of the war and the afterglow of the war,
is in a time of great attention.
- Bob Graham

I've been amazed at the degree to which Democrats,
in particular, have expressed their enthusiasm for
the president's manner with which he handled this budget.
- Tom Daschle

Now look, that damned cowboy is President of the United States.
- Marcus A. Hanna

Every President wants to do right.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

It sure is hell to be president.
- Harry S. Truman

I don't think Bush was legitimately elected President.
- Roger Ebert

The last thing I wanted to do was to be a wartime President.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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.
- George W. Bush

There's no way that I could be the president.
You can't have a pacifist in the White House...
I'm an actor.
This is what I do for a living.
- Martin Sheen

I oppose the president's plan to privatize Social Security.
- Brian Higgins

President Bush is manufacturing a crisis by suggesting
that Social Security is in imminent danger.
It is not.
- Richard Neal

The last president we had was the smartest guy anyone
could remember and he did the dumbest thing anyone
has ever seen in the White House so go figure.
- Harry Shearer

The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will
come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets
in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts.
That's your money.
- Robert Byrd

Preserve the President's options.
He may need them.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I believe we will elect a new President in 2012.
- Newt Gingrich

Today it is becoming harder to speak out,
with the inception of the Patriot Act,
the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.
- Frank Serpico

Once a president gets to the White House,
the only audience that is left that really matters is history.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

The President has only 190 million bosses.
The Vice President has 190 million and one.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

I think most people...
would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when
Bill Clinton was president,
if only they could have the same economy they had when
Bill Clinton was president.
- Howard Dean

I don't believe, the president doesn't believe,
that the high income tax cuts work, period.
I don't think the evidence supports that.
- Austan Goolsbee

But there are advantages to being elected President.
The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
- Ronald Reagan

Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president,
perhaps sooner than you think.
A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do.
- Richard M. Nixon

The stories have been told so often by those of us
who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane,
almost like a fictional novel or a movie script.
- William L. Jenkins

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage,
the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors,
he is a moral coward.
- Al Gore

I look forward to their convention and look forward
to hearing the President talk about what he will do for the next four years.
He hasn't done it up to this point.
- Harold Ford

The most used phrase in my administration if I were
to be President would be "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?"
- Glenn Beck


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