"Victory means exit strategy, and it’s important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is . . . I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn."
— Bush criticizing President Clinton on not setting a timetable for troops in Kosovo, 4/9/99 and 6/5/99
"It doesn’t make any sense to have a timetable. You know, if you give a timetable, you’re—you’re conceding too much to the enemy."
— Bush on Iraq, 6/24/05