...I don't think this speech by the president matters much. But I thought it was excellent. I thought it showed class regarding President Bush, made the right connections between the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and said the right things concerning the nature and composition of U.S. power.
On a related note, I can understand why Republicans do not like this president concerning his preferred domestic policy. But honestly, I can't see how they have much to complain about concerning national security policies.
And on an unrelated but completely apolitical note, let me take this opportunity to remember my friend Joel Cahill. RIP. RLTW. Sua Sponte.