Anyone who has been to Ground Zero will testify it is a remarkable memorial and given its iconic importance in America it is no surprise David Cameron has come here today.
The subliminal message and the often stated message is that al-Qaeda is not defeated but its ability to harm all of us has been degraded.
It is a difficult message to get across on a day when in Afghanistan things are not going very well.
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