Bush made no mention of the fact that he illegally authorized the government to spy on Americans, which republicans and democrats alike have aired major concern over. Republicans such as Graham and Specter have denounced the program, which Bush has reauthorized over 45 times allowing over 1700 American phones to be tapped. Republicans and Democrats alike are calling for an official investigation into Bush's actions.
If there is one thing we should all be able to agree on, it should be that American citizens should be protected from illegal search and siezure. Even in a time of war, there should be judicial oversight that limits what the president can authorize using executive priviledge. Bush's bypassing of judicial process is a sign of blatant disregard for the Bill of Rights, and our democratic system.