I've been on the Twitter Machine rather manically for me -- @goldberg3000 in case you care -- but here are a couple of notions:
- Denis McDonough, the deputy national security adviser, just told Andrea Mitchell that the President is very much looking forward to meeting with Netanyahu tomorrow. I don't think the White House needs to spin quite that hard;
- Some people who are unhappy with this speech: The Saudis, who cannot believe, I am sure, that the President had the temerity to stand up for Bahrain's Shi'a (and all oppressed Shi'a, by extension): Bibi Netanyahu is also not overly thrilled, I think, but also not shocked or upset. The 1967 lines have always been the basis of negotiations -- this is not new. But I'm sure Bibi doesn't appreciate lectures about challenges to Israel's democratic and Jewish nature. I hope he's listening, though.
- It would have been nice to hear the President call for Bashar al-Assad's ouster. But this will come.
- The speech had a neoconnish feel. It was not a speech extolling stability.
- Egypt's getting a lot of money.