By sifilings Sep 11 2013 President ObamaSyriaPeggy NoonanThe Speech 811 reads There is 1 Comment Interesting... Aaron Blumer - Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:06pm Reactions to the speech today. I actually thought it was pretty good. He didn't convince me or anything, I thought he did a reasonably good job of explaining what he wanted to do and why. People seem to be evaluating the speech based on what they expected from it rather than what the President was trying to do with it. Not a speech to inspire.