Regarding The President's Address to the Nation, The Fifth Anniversary of September 11, 2001, Dan Froomkin writes;
What’s also telling, as usual, is what Bush didn’t say yesterday, and doesn’t say, period.
He doesn’t say we won’t allow ourselves to be terrorized, and we won’t be afraid. (That would run counter to the central Republican game plan for the mid-term election.) He doesn’t say that in our zeal to fight the terrorists, we won’t give up the qualities that make America great. He acknowledges no mistakes, he calls for no sacrifice, he refuses to reach out to those who disagree with him. Everything's Political via Crooks and Liars
President Bush: "So what? Why is that not within the law?"
Matt Lauer: "The head of Amnesty International says secret sites are against international law."
President Bush: "Well, we just disagree with him. Plus, my job is to protect you."