I had the good fortune of watching President Obama’s speech live from Cairo this morning, and it was masterful. There is and will be no dearth of commentary and analysis over the next few days, so I’ll just say this: We elected this man because of his ability to make measured speeches in tense environments, to be able to built a team that has immense loyalty to one another; and to eloquently tell us, and the rest of the world, what the United States is really all about. In this lattermost category, he excelled today. He reached out to the world by maintaining the very ideals upon which our democracy was founded.
During the campaign, he promised to break from his predecessor and use diplomacy instead of force to make the world a safer and more peaceful place for Americans and, consequently, for all people. Today he delivered on that promise.