Several leading Democrats have been critical of President Bush's speech and approach to the war on terror.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Bush of playing politics Monday.

"This should have been an occasion to bring everyone together, and focus on the tragedy, the many we lost, and the heroism of those who embodied the American spirit," Schumer said. "You do not commemorate the tragedy of 9/11 by politicizing it."

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said told Fox News Sunday, "We have not pursued the war on terror with the vigor that we should have because we've gotten bogged down in this civil war in Iraq."