When President Obama delivers a speech outlining his national security policy doctrine tomorrow, he will do so in an auspicious location: the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the National Archives in Washington. That's where the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and other foundational American texts are on display. We can expect the speech to present a policy vision that defends Obama's actions to date, justifies his view of executive power, and reiterates his committment to civil liberties.  Whether the speech will be satisfying is unclear, given the events of the week.  More on this subject a bit later....

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