:: Xinhuanet – English ::  is running a “report” hat says, in part:
“WASHINGTON, April 1 (Xinhuanet) — The White House had promoted missile defense, instead of combating terrorism, as the cornerstone of a new national security strategy before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
On Sept. 11, 2001, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was scheduled to deliver a speech outlining a Bush administration policy that would address the threats the United States faces. Butthe focus was largely on missile defense, not terrorism from Islamic radicals, the Post said.
The speech, which was never delivered because of the attacks, mentioned terrorism as one of the dangers from rouge nations such as Iraq rather than from the cells of extremists now considered the main security threat to the United States, the Post said. The text contained no mention of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or Islamic extremist groups. “
Funny how the US press is picking up and echoing the cry.
Only one problem; The speech she was supposed to be doing… the subject she was requested to speak on… was missle defense.