"I'll miss the petty name-calling. I mean I won't miss it. I - I have been disappointed at times about the politics of personal destruction. It's not the first time it's ever happened in our history. But I was dis...I came with idea of changing the tone in Washington and, frankly, didn't do a very good job of it.
"You know, war brings out a lot of heated rhetoric and a lot of emotion. I fully understand that. I know that's the case, but surely we can do a better job in Washington of treating each other with respect. I don't want to be a self-serving fellow, but I have never used my position as president to personally denigrate somebody."
-- President Bush, on his Legacy Rehabilitation Tour Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute
"I absolutely am so proud that we liberated Iraq."
-- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on CNN Thursday