- "I hug the mothers and the widows of those who may have lost their life in the name of peace and freedom." - February 10, 2003
"I'm the person in this country that hugs the mothers and the widows if their son or husband dies." - February 10, 2003
"I understand what it means to put somebody into combat. I know what it means to hug mothers and wives." - January 29, 2003
"There's only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids on the death of their loved ones...Having committed the troops, I've got an additional responsibility to hug." - December 2002
Danny Boy, this morning:
He's the one who hugs the widows and consoles the families of those who have sacrificed for this very great cause.
Mr. Bush, just how many widows have you hugged?