Read it here. It seemed pretty good to me, although nothing extraordinary. On the business of the “tough” and “provocative” bits about Pakistan, I think the devil is obviously in the details. One could imagine a situation in which a special forces raid against a terrorist base inside Pakistan would be a good idea even if the Pakistani government didn’t approve, but one could also imagine a situation in which it would be a terrible idea. This is basically the sort of question that I think looks a lot simpler from outside the White House than from inside the Oval Office.
I liked that Obama put his critique of starting the Iraq War and his argument in favor of ending the Iraq War firmly inside his argument about terrorism.