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.