George W. Bush's 9/11 quotes and speech are being played today in memorials the world over. Bush was the president the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was hailed as a world leader, and his resolve after the 911 attacks was applauded. This was before the Iraq war, before his popularity waned.
During his re-election campaign in 2004, he was hailed as the commander in chief during the 9/11 campaign. We were a country at war, and he was our fearless leader.
A transcript of George W. Bush's address to the Joint Chiefs of Congress following the 9/11 attacks can be found here.
Although the former president receives a lot of flack, he still lead the country on one of the most difficult days we have ever experienced, and took swift action. See below for a video of George W. Bush discussing 9/11.