Obama's Libya speech reverb watch

President Obama's speech to the nation on Libya  will not be an Oval Office address in which the Leader of the Free World calmly explains why we are engaging a kinetic military action, what our objectives are, and our exit strategy. The address (dubbed by Jennifer Rubin the "Okay, if you insist, I'll explain the war to Americans" speech) instead will be delivered at the National Defense University, presumably from behind a podium, in front of an audience. President Obama prefers conspicuous reverb, giving his voice a god-like quality, so the extent of the reverb will be an indication of his desperation.

It is a sad commentary on President Obama's pickle that he is once again retreating into campaign mode, requiring the services of an audience to lend authority to his explanation.