The president notes that the bombing underscores the seriousness of the terrorist threat in the southern Philippines, and he emphasizes that the Philippines have been a stalwart partner of the United States in the war against terror,
[Asked later whether removing troops from the border would constitute a] de-escalatory step, ... Clearly, one way to reduce the risk of war is to de-emphasize the instruments of war, and that includes troops.
We have well-known channels of communication with Iran, and we have made clear to Iran that we oppose the outside interference in Iraq's road to democracy.... Infiltration of agents to destabilize the Shiite population would clearly fall into that category.
already putting up conditions for the weapons inspectors that they said, only two days ago, they would accept unconditionally. When Iraq talks about sovereignty and independence history has shown that those are code words for thwarting the inspectors.
As much as international issues remain very important priorities for this president, he still is moving robustly and aggressively on a domestic agenda, and he will, and I think that'll be very plain when people hear his State of Union address.
Unlike some chiefs of staff, he's made few enemies because he's such a nice guy. John Sununu (chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush) couldn't let anyone see the president unless he was in the room. Andy will bring everybody into the room to air their thoughts to the president. He doesn't keep people out for the sake of keeping people out.
It wouldn't surprise me if the White House looks for somebody who came out of the media. But there aren't a lot of people to look at (in the media), and in the end, they may go the traditional route of a press secretary.
In the second year ... a parent, a single mom, can now send their child to a public school that is in a different part of town, and they will get their transportation costs paid because the money will follow the child.
Most of the State of the Union will not be about Iraq. Most of the State of the Union will be about improving America's economy and providing greater access to health care for millions of American people, including senior citizens.