Sunday, February 17, 2008

America is trapped in this notion that we care about human life : G. W. Bush

This is a BBC interview transcript by George Bush. This was done the day after Stephen Spielberg pulled out of the Chinese Olympics.

Here is the video interview. 16 minutes

Bush Quotes from this interview

America is trapped in this notion that we care about human life

Religious beliefs are... you know, the only religious belief you can hold is the one we tell you.

You know, dealing with liberating 25 million in Afghanistan is part of what I hope people think of when they look at my presidency.

Being the first president to propose a two-state solution on Israel and Palestine.

Frei: Can you honestly say, Mr President, that today America still occupies the moral high ground?
Mr Bush: Absolutely - absolutely. We believe in human rights and human dignity. We believe in the human condition. We believe in freedom. And we're willing to take the lead. We're willing to ask nations to do hard things. We're willing to accept responsibilities.

People have written off the Middle East. It's impossible to change the conditions there. Let's just ignore it. Or let's promote stability, which was part of the foreign policy of the past. I chose a different course. Stability didn't work. Stability created the conditions that were right for these terrorists to emerge and recruit. I happen to believe free societies provide hope. And I would hope that people in Europe, for example, understand that freedom has led to peace, and ought to be supporting the freedom movements and not shy away from the responsibility of the comfortable to help those who long for freedom.

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