"I want to defeat the terrorists. And I want our troops to come home, but I don't want them to come home without having achieved victory. "PRESIDENT BUSHI'm just asking - were the terrorists in Iraq before or after we got there? Certainly, he is comforable with GIs coming home in square pine boxes and with limbs dismembered.
Oh, incidentially, here's a good question posed in Scotty's press briefing today:
Q Secondly, about the speech, couldn't people fairly ask why it is that the President hasn't had a strategy for victory before November 2005?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, that's inaccurate.
Q Okay. Well, then, what is this document, other than spin --
MR. McCLELLAN: Let me mention --
Q -- in a political document? This looks like something you would put out --
MR. McCLELLAN: No, it's a --
Q -- in the 2004 campaign. Is that not a fair criticism?
MR. McCLELLAN: I think it's absolutely unfair.