George W. Bush: Timeline

  
  
  
  
  
  
  


  • 1964


  • 1974

    • November 21, 1974: He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974, at the end of his six-year service obligation. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.

  • 1976


  • 1977

    • 1977: He married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • November 5, 1977: Bush proposed to her after a three-month courtship and they were married on November 5 of that year. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.

  • 1994


  • 1995


  • 2000

    • February 15, 2000: "The state can do what they want to do. Don't try to trap me in this state's issue like you're trying to get me into." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • 2000: In a close and controversial election, Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, defeating then-Vice President Al Gore. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • September 23, 2000: "We can do better in Washington D.C. We can have new leadership in Washington D.C., leadership that will lift this country's spirits and raise our sights. George P. knows what thousands of other youngsters know, that just because the White House has let us down in the past, that doesn't mean it's going to happen in the future. George P. joins us in a campaign that's going to restore honor and dignity to the White House." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.

  • 2001


  • 2002

    • January 29, 2002: "State of the Union, January 29, 2002" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • February 18, 2002: "My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • February 5, 2002: "We will export death and violence to the four corners of the earth in defense of our great nation." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • March 13, 2002: ""..Terror is bigger than one person..So I don't know where [Bin Laden] is..You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you. ...I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him."" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • 2002: In late 2002 and early 2003, Bush urged the United Nations to enforce Iraqi disarmament mandates, precipitating a diplomatic crisis. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • September 11, 2002: The broader "War on Terror", allegations of an "axis of evil", and, in particular, the doctrine of preemptive war, began to weaken the unprecedented levels of international and domestic support for Bush and United States action against al Qaeda following the September 11 attacks. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • September 17, 2002: "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — [pauses] - shame on you. Fool me — You can't get fooled again." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • September 25, 2002: He appeared in the Oval Office before United States President George W. Bush to present his credentials as ambassador. - András Simonyi, Wikipedia.
    • October 13, 2002: "I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden. It's kind of one of those exaggerations." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • December, 2002: "I don't know why you're talking about Sweden. They're the neutral one. They don't have an army." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.

  • 2003

    • January 28, 2003: "State of the Union January 28, 2003" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • 2003: Despite the initial success in driving the Taliban from power in Kabul, by early 2003 the Taliban was regrouping, amassing new funds and recruits. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: "You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • 2003: "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.

  • 2004

    • January 20, 2004: "State of the Union January 20, 2004" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • January 14, 2004: "We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon, and to prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • February 18, 2004: "I fully understand it takes time for free societies, truly free societies to evolve. I don't expect instant success." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • April 30, 2004: "There are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves in Iraq." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • August 5, 2004: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • August 2, 2004: "It is a ridiculous notion to assert that because the United States is on the offense, more people want to hurt us. We are on the offense because people do want to hurt us." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • August 30, 2004: "I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • September 2, 2004: "This young century will be liberty's century. By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world. By encouraging liberty at home, we will build a more hopeful America. Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom. This is the everlasting dream of America." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • September 27, 2004: "And as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • October 27, 2004: "A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • October 17, 2004: "Quoted in Suskind, Ron, "Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush", The New York Times, October 17, 2004." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • October 16, 2004: "I made it very plain: We will not have an all-volunteer army. [Crowd boos] Let me restate that. We will not have a draft. [Crowd Cheers]" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • October 2, 2004: "I believe it is the job of a President to confront problems, not pass them on to future Presidents and future generations." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • October 8, 2004: "I hear there's rumors on the internets [pause] that we're going to have a draft. We're not going to have a draft, period." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • October 2, 2004: "[W]e're creating... an ownership society in this country, where more Americans than ever will be able to open up their door where they live and say, welcome to my house, welcome to my piece of property." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • November 4, 2004: "Now that I've got the will of the people at my back, I'm going to start enforcing the one-question rule. That was three questions." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • November 4, 2004: "Again, he violated the one-question rule right off the bat. Obviously, you didn't listen to the will of the people." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.

  • 2005

    • 2005: Katrina formed in late August during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and devastated much of the north-central Gulf Coast of the United States, particularly New Orleans. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • September 5, 2005: Following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, this nomination was withdrawn and Bush instead nominated Roberts for Chief Justice to succeed Rehnquist. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • September 29, 2005: Roberts was confirmed by the Senate as the 17th Chief Justice on September 29, 2005. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • October 31, 2005: Four days later, on October 31, Bush nominated federal appellate judge Samuel Alito for the position and he was confirmed as the 110th Supreme Court Justice on January 31, 2006. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • October 6, 2005: "Denied by White House spokesperson Scott McClellan, October 6, 2005." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • October, 2005: A referendum to approve a constitution in Iraq was held in October 2005, supported by the majority Shiites and many Kurds. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.

  • 2006

    • February 10, 2006: "News, February 10, 2006" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • February 10, 2006: "I want to share some thoughts with you before I answer your questions [...] First of all, I expect this conversation we're about to have to stay in the room. I know that's impossible in Washington." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • April 18, 2006: "News, April 18, 2006" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • 2006: After the Democrats gained control of both houses of the Congress as a result of the 2006 midterm elections, the prospects of any further congressional action on the Bush proposal were dead for the remainder of his term in office. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • September 15, 2006: "If there’s any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it’s flawed logic. It’s just — I simply can’t accept that. It’s unacceptable to think that there’s any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • September 30, 2006: President George W. Bush signed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act on September 30, 2006 and it became Public Law 109-295. - Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006, Wikipedia.
    • September 21, 2006: United States Senate Republicans and the Bush administration announce an agreement on interrogation methods and the trial of suspects in the War on Terror. - September 2006, Wikipedia.
    • September 6, 2006: US President George W. Bush later acknowledged the existence of secret prisons operated by the CIA during a speech on September 6, 2006. - Dana Priest, Wikipedia.
    • September 11, 2006: "In the long term, we’ve got to defeat an ideology of hate with an ideology of hope. There’s a reason why people like (al-Qaida leader Osama) bin Laden are able to recruit suiciders, because if you don’t have hope, you’re attracted to an ideology which says, it’s OK to kill people and kill yourself." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • September 20, 2006: "Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, addressing the United Nations General Assembly (20 September 2006)[106]" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • September 6, 2006: United States President George W. Bush announced the transfer of 14 high value detainees to Guantanamo, including several additional Pakistanis. - Pakistani captives in Guantanamo, Wikipedia.
    • September 6, 2006: On September 6, 2006 United States President George W. Bush announced the transfer of 14 high value detainees to Guantanamo, including several additional Afghans. - Afghan captives in Guantanamo, Wikipedia.
    • October 25, 2006: "I know the American people understand the stakes in Iraq. They want to win. They will support the war as long as they see a path to victory. Americans can have confidence that we will prevail because thousands of smart, dedicated military and civilian personnel are risking their lives and are working around the clock to ensure our success." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • October 13, 2006: It was passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by President Bush on 13 October 2006 along with a companion executive order. - Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, Wikipedia.
    • November 9, 2006: He and the nine other winners were feted in an Oval Office ceremony by President George W. Bush and the First Lady Laura Bush on November 9, 2006. - Viktor Schreckengost, Wikipedia.
    • December 20, 2006: "...The battle against the Sunnis - Sunni extremists - some of them Saddamists, some of there are al Qaeda, but all of them aiming to try to drive the United States out of Iraq before the job is done." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • December 20, 2006: "You know, I think an interesting construct that General [Peter] Pace uses is, "We're not winning, we're not losing."" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • December 20, 2006: "...I believe that we're going to win; I believe that -- and by the way, if I didn't think that, I wouldn't have our troops there. That's what you got to know. We're going to succeed." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.

  • 2007

    • January 10, 2007: Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office regarding the situation in Iraq. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • January 30, 2007: "URL accessed on 2007-01-30." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • February 26, 2007: "You know, Vince Lombardi once said that success is not about strength, it's not about knowledge, but it's about will. And that's the leadership that President George W. Bush has provided. Thank you, Mr. President." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • February 27, 2007: "Video clip, opening monologue, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 27 February 2007[citation needed]" - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • March, 2007: A March 2007 survey of Arab opinion conducted by Zogby International and the University of Maryland found that Bush was the most disliked leader in the Arab world. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: "Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity and stabilizing the region in the face of extremist challenges." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • 2007: In his 2007 State of the Union Address, Bush renewed his pledge to work toward diminished reliance on foreign oil by reducing fossil fuel consumption and increasing alternative fuel production. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • September 2, 2007: North Korea agreed to disclose and dismantle all of its nuclear programs by the end of 2007. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.
    • November 15, 2007: Steinway and presented by US President George Bush on 15 November 2007 in an East Room ceremony at the White House. - Henry Z. Steinway, Wikipedia.

  • 2008

    • February 28, 2008: "Wait, what did you just say? You're predicting $4 a gallon gasoline?. . . That's interesting. I hadn't heard that." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • February 19, 2008: "...a clear lesson I learned in the museum was that outside forces that tend to divide people up inside their country are unbelievably counterproductive. In other words, people came from other countries — I guess you’d call them colonialists — and they pitted one group of people against another." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • April 11, 2008: "And yes, I'm aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved.... I told the country we did that. And I also told them it was legal. We had legal opinions that enabled us to do it." - George W. Bush, Wikiquote.
    • September 18, 2008: US President George W. Bush will urge Russia to honor its commitment to fully withdraw troops from Georgia during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly next week, a top White House official said Friday. - September 2008, Wikipedia.

  • 2009

    • November 5, 2009: In the aftermath of the shooting that took place on November 5, 2009, at the Fort Hood U.S. - George W. Bush, Wikipedia.






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