CNN.com - State of the Union blog - No mention of bin Laden
CNN.com - State of the Union blog - Feb 2, 2005: From Robert Novak, 'Crossfire' co-host
In his comments about allowing for an up or down vote on judges is the first time in the speech that he has made a negative statement about Democrats in Congress -- even though he doesn't use the word Democrat. He then brushed off lightly his faith-based initiative program.
His discussion of special training for defense counsel in capital cases is sort of a response to the lingering criticism of having so many people executed while he was governor of Texas.
Now he finally arrives at the war on terror 33 minutes into the speech. The president makes no mention, as might have been expected, of Osama bin Laden."
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