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The many faces of George W Bush

The many faces of George W Bush
US President George W. Bush speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC. President Bush mounted a defiant and emotional defence of his record on Monday, rejecting criticism of his war on terror tactics and policy in Iraq and on the economy. (Getty Images)\n

\n\nCatch some of his more memorable comments during his time in office on the following photos... (all courtesy of Getty Images)
The many faces of George W Bush
“The education issue ought to be discussed about.” Austin, Texas, 2000
The many faces of George W Bush
“I’m sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn’t yet.” After he was asked to name his biggest mistake since 9/11, 2004
The many faces of George W Bush
“If you want the facts, it’s a size ten shoe that he threw.” After Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi hurled his shoe at him in December
The many faces of George W Bush
“You know, if you find a person you’ve never seen before getting in a crop-duster that doesn’t belong to you, report it”. After being asked what security advice he had for Americans in the light of Anthrax attacks on Washington in 2001
The many faces of George W Bush
“I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office.” Rose Garden news briefing last June
The many faces of George W Bush
“Sometimes you misunderestimated me.” Summing up his relationship with the media at his last press conference on Monday
The many faces of George W Bush
"There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on... shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again."\n

\n\nNashville, Tennessee, September, 2002
The many faces of George W Bush
"There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead."\n

\n\nWashington DC, May, 2001
The many faces of George W Bush
"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me."\n

\n\nNashville, Tennessee, May, 2004