She was just asked if September 11 could have been prevented had the plans the Bush administration drew up on September 4 been implemented in, say, February. Rice responded by saying September 11 could not have been prevented had the plans been implemented the day after Bush took office.
The crux of their standpoing on this issue seems to be there was absolutely nothing they could have done to prevent the attacks--it was inevitable because not enough had been done about terrorism before Bush came to power. How does that sort of attitude make Americans feel secure and safe? Well kids, it doesn't. And if you vote some anti-war liberal like John Kerry into office, we'll be in the same pre-2001 situation all over again. I bet the message becomes clearer the closer we get to November--a vote for Kerry is a vote for terrorist attacks.