Well, they'd depleated the shields, and were targeting engines. But, of course, the over-powered core, and all that....
“Twenty percent…six…they’re down, Captain!”
Ezri swallowed, as she stared at the screen. “Can you target their engines?”
“I can try, Cap—”
“No good!” Oliana called out. “Their power’s near overload as it is. Firing on them anywhere would—”
“Noted, Lieutenant,” Ezri quietly said.
Also, you may recall Gleer challenged Sam Bowers on exactly that--so...for T'Latrek to repeat those points would be redundant. As befits a Vulcan, logic would demand she only ask questions that have not been satisfactorally answered.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."