Peggy Noonan (Regan era speech writer) penned a good op-ed piece which, among other things, mentioned John McCain's speech to VMI.
A lot of folks are asking why we should continue to fight in Iraq and McCain lays out his thoughts in a well written speech. I found the text here:
Its a good read, one of his best points is quoted below:
If fighting these people and preventing the export of their brand of radicalism and terror is not intrinsic to the national security and most cherished values of the United States, I don't know what is.