President Bush gave a speech today on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, and I’ll be damned if it’s not the best speech he’s ever given. It’s reasonable, it demands appropriate actions from both sides, and holds both sides accountable for what’s going on. The New York Times has the full text. If it were my speech I might have come down harder on the Israelis, but Bush is a Republican after all, so I’m grading on a curve.