Briefly. Thought it was a good speech. He listened to the advice of those who said he needed to be more upbeat and he was without denying the obvious. I'll have more to say tomorrow when I'm not falling asleep at the keyboard. In the meantime, here's the transcript.
I was pleased when the president said he would tackle health care this year. His promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, however, was designed to appeal to those who believe we shouldn't be denying suspected war criminals with the right to contest their status and to those of us who believe these people were deprived of their right to a fair and speedy trial holding them up in Balgram is as morally unacceptable as holding them up at Guantanamo Bay.