Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:23:58 PM by STARWISE
President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, James Jones, Wednesday rejected ex-vice president Dick Cheney’s claim that dismantling Bush-era anti-terror policies had made Americans less safe.
“In my view, I firmly believe that the United States is not only safe but it will be more secure and the American people are increasingly safer because of the president’s leadership that he has displayed consistently over the last four months, both at home and abroad,” Jones said.
Jones also cited Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world, including next week’s major address in Egypt, renewal of U.S. alliances abroad and his plan to tackle threats as diverse as Iran’s nuclear program, climate change and his forthcoming cybersecurity initiative.
The national security advisor didn’t mention Cheney by name, but his remarks were a clear rejection of the rhetoric of the former vice president, who has mounted a stinging attack on Obama’s national security policies
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