For those who haven't read it or seen it, the transcript is here
A few comments:
That's a nice rhetorical touch, but there's no such thing as the "Gettysburg Memorial." Lincoln went to Gettysburg to help dedicate a cemetery for Union war dead. I would suggest that a cemetery is rather easier to plan, develop, and dedicate than the kind of multi-million dollar farrago of grief and vengeance that most politicians and family members have demanded for the WTC site.
I guess this means that Olbermann is laying the entire blame for the failure to erect a 9/11 monument to Bush. First of all, I don't think that's fair, and secondly, I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. Bush certainly isn't the guy who is calling all of the shots at Ground Zero: there are numerous bureaucratic and governmental layers, as well as a rather vocal public and a stubborn developer to consider. And the inevitable result of any kind of process that takes all of those disparate factors into consideration is usually something quite awful, like the World War II monument in Washington, D.C. Actually, I believe the process would have gone much faster if one person had been in charge, even if that person had been George W. Bush. The result, of course, might have been even worse, but at least it would have been finished by now.
As to his overall message, however, Olbermann is right: Bush has used fear for his own partisan purposes, and has taken cynical advantage of the 9/11 attacks to promote his agenda.