Listen to the words of their press officer, substituting for Scott McMessage McClellan:
Q Is the White House concerned about the protests that are planned in Salt Lake City today?Now correct me if I am wrong, but I do believe that there is a fundamental difference between the war on Iraq and the War on Terror. See anything related to the Downing Street Memo. It will be interesting to see how the Mainstream Media Propaganda Machine purveys this to an adoring population in the AM.
MR. DUFFY: The President addressed that directly. He can understand that people don't share his view that we must win the war on terror, and we cannot retreat and cut and run from terrorists, but he just has a different view. He believes it would be a fundamental mistake right now for us to cut and run in the face of terrorism, because if we've learned anything, especially from the 9/11 Commission Report, it is that to continue to retreat after the Cole, after Beirut and Somalia is to only empower terrorists and to give them more recruiting tools as they try to identify ways to harm Americans.