Osama bin Laden Not Found in National Security Adviser's Speech

No mention of terrorist or 9/11, but James Jones pokes at Cheney.

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By Alex Kingsbury, Washington Whispers

National Security Adviser James Jones did something this week that would have been unthinkable during the Bush administration. He gave a major policy address on national security without mentioning either Osama bin Laden or 9/11. The name al Qaeda came up only once during his speech to the Atlantic Council. In it, Jones offered a comprehensive rebuttal to former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent media blitz alleging that the current administration is making the country less safe. In a speech earlier this month to the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Cheney evoked 9/11 more than 25 times.

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