Honestly, I didn't see the speech. And haven't read it. But I caught lots of the reaction after and thought Dems were strong. Obama was calm and resolute; Edwards was clear and uncompromising, and to hear Biden and Chris Matthews talk, you would think our commander in chief was completely out to lunch with absolutely no basis in fact for any of his assertions - in other words, a pretty honest discussion.
Giuliani, Huackabee, and McCain all made the same basic point: the surge is working now so it would be foolish to leave as we're on the verge of approaching the precipice of being on the verge of the edge of the beginnings of a very modest success. At least just over the horizon we will be.