EXCELLENT SPEECH: Firm resolve, no histrionics, or podium pounding. And very smart of Bush to call for Iraqis to surrender with honor. As Stephen Green just wrote, “Expect more incidents like last week’s “premature” surrender to British troops.”
I think the shortness of the speech is commendable–I suspect Bush knows he will change few minds. At this stage of the war, whoever’s for the liberation of Iraq has made up their minds, and whoever isn’t–for whatever reason–is unlikely to change.
UPDATE: Not surprisingly, Glenn Reynolds has an Insta-take on the speech, as well as several links to other bloggers.
For the Corner’s take on the speech, start here and scroll up and down as appropriate.