Obama, delivering the commencement speech Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, said that "stronger international standards and institutions" and stronger alliances can "resolve" challenges ranging from terrorism to nuclear proliferation to climate change to economic decline.
The president added that efforts by America's armed forces need to be "complemented" with greater diplomatic engagement "from grand capitals to dangerous outposts," more humanitarian assistance to needy nations, better communications among intelligence agencies, first responders to act after earthquakes, storms and disease and "law enforcement that can strengthen judicial systems abroad, and protect us at home."Now here is what makes me the most curious: He said this in front of the 2010 graduating class at West Point. You know, a bunch of folks who are about ready to swear an oath to "protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic"?
After listening to his remarks, you have to wonder which column, in the privacy of their minds, they decided to place him in.