The Left Goes To War

Reihan praises Obama's speech:

Had the president dedicated the peace prize to the men and women of the American armed forces, I would have been forced to completely change my assessment of the man and his virtues. What President Obama has done is persuade a not inconsiderable number of liberals who could never have been convinced by the same words coming from the mouth of President Bush or, say, a President Romney. Whether or not that reflects well on them is immaterial -- the speech has strengthened the political coalition for the war in Afghanistan, thus giving the Obama administration more breathing room to make its plan work. That's a good thing.