I thought Bush gave a good speech last night. He reassured the Islamic world that we aren’t out to get them, and he admonished Americans once again not to take their moronic impulses out on Arabs, Muslims, or people they think might be Muslims or Arabs. He also took a political risk by delivering an ultimatum to the Taliban, and setting an ambitious goal in our fight against terrorism (“Our war on terror begins with al-Qaida, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated . . .”). His Presidency will be judged by how the United States does in meeting that goal. The Times of London gave his speech a positive review. For what it’s worth, I wasn’t impressed with Bush’s delivery except at a few points, but I’m never impressed by his delivery, so you may wish to discount that.