Friday, March 05, 2004
Q Shouldn't that be off-limits to politics, Scott, that tragedy?
MR. McCLELLAN: September 11th? September 11th, as I said, it taught us that we must confront dangers before it's too late, and that we must continue to take the fight to the enemy. There's a clear choice for Americans in how we confront the threats of terrorism.
Q But the President -- the party is using it for political purposes. I mean, it's pretty clear now --
MR. McCLELLAN: Look, these are threats that didn't happen overnight; that September 11th taught us that we must confront these threats by taking the fight to the enemy.
C'mon, you remember what he said a year ago -- and how does the image of firefighters carrying a coffin through rubble "take the fight" to the enemy? Just asking.