Obama’s West Point speech: Bullet-proof vest or high statesmanship? The president strides into socio-political terrain as treacherous as Afghanistan itself. By Ragan StaffDec. 2, 2009 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.