According to Howard Fineman, Newsweek's chief political correspondent, this phrase was said by President Bush in a September 13th meeting with New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton and Virginia Senators John Warner and George Allen. The full quote, refering to retaliation for the September 11, 2001 hijackings,
When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive.

I've changed my thinking about moving to Texas completely. I could put up with almost anything to hear these gems more often.

Check out the Urban Legends Reference Page at, or the 24 September 2001 issue of Newsweek if you don't believe me.
I created this node, instead of adding it as a write-up in George W. Bush - Quotations or Bushisms, because of the enormity of the softlinking potential. So sue me.

Fineman's article was at . Now you'll just have to check your public library.

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