West Point Speech Open Thread

WEST POINT SPEECH OPEN THREAD…. President Obama’s speech on the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan is getting ready to start, so I thought I’d open the floor for some discussion.

What’d you think of the speech? Persuasive or not? Likely to change public attitudes in one direction or the other? Does it represent enough of a shift from the recent past (when there was no real U.S. strategy)? Do you feel more or less confident about the direction of the conflict?

The floor is yours.