If you don’t follow me blindly the terrorists win. If you try and find out how I am breaking laws and ask me why, the terrorists win. If my approval ratings don’t go back up, the terrorists win.
Mr Bush also said he expected a “full investigation” into who leaked information about the wiretap programme.
“My personal opinion is it was a shameful act for someone to disclose this very important programme in a time of war,” he said.
“The fact that we’re discussing this programme is helping the enemy,” he added.