On land, our heavy forces must be lighter. Our light forces must be more lethal. All must be easier to deploy. And these forces must be organized in smaller, more agile formations, rather than cumbersome divisions.
On the seas, we need to pursue promising ideas like the arsenal ship - a stealthy ship packed with long-range missiles to destroy targets from great distances.
In the air, we must be able to strike from across the world with pinpoint accuracy - with long-range aircraft and perhaps with unmanned systems.
In space, we must be able to protect our network of satellites, essential to the flow of our commerce and the defense of our country." -- Bush on CSPAN, Oct. 19, 1999
Death Tour 2003 (The Incoherent Spin)
"See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction." -- Bush in Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003
"Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things" -- Donald Rumsfeld on looting in Iraq. Apr. 12, 2003