Politico: Obama's speech historic but, um, not so much for anything he said

The 55-minute speech was remarkable and historic not so much for the delivery or even the words, but for the context, the orator, the moment. Obama included blunt talk about the U.S. , Israel, Iraq, his predecessor and al Qaeda…

Liz Cheney, a former State Department official and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said it was a “well-delivered speech” and that Obama’s personal story “sends a message about America being a land of opportunity.”…

But after hearing Obama discuss the long and troubled history of U.S-Iranian relations, she said, “I was troubled by the extent to which I heard moral relativism. I heard the president talk about Iran as though we’ve done some bad things to Iran and they’ve done some bad things to us but now we just need to get together here to go forward — rather than acknowledging the fact that Iran is the world’s largest terrorist-sponsoring state.”