SO DRIVING HOME FROM THE GYM I turned on the radio and got Bush giving a really first-rate speech on foreign policy and the war to the National Endowment for Democracy. Notable features — besides its overall clarity — are the naming of Iran and Syria, and his willingness to talk about a war against Islamic terror, not just generic “terror.” Maybe he’s been reading Bill Quick’s critiques!

UPDATE: So on the drive into work, I heard Neal Boortz blasting Bush for “sugarcoating” Islam. I guess you just can’t win.

ANOTHER UPDATE: More on Bush’s speech here.