Here's one Repub's excuse for Bush:
But Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) defended Bush's use of the attacks, saying the war in Iraq is important both for stabilizing the Middle East and for defeating the Islamic militants who attacked that day.
"We would not have invaded Iraq without 9/11," King said after the speech. "I think it's important for the president to remind people of 9/11 especially for people further away from New York and further away from the Pentagon. Americans do tend to put 9/11 in the backs of their minds."
Comment on emphasized text: no kidding.
What do you think Bush should have said? I would have liked to have heard an abject apology for starting a ill-begotten war and a resignation.