WEST POINT, NY – DECEMBER 01: U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to speak in Eisenhower Hall at the United States Military Academy at West Point December 1, 2009 in West Point, New York. President Obama delivered a crucial speech at the renowned military academy, during which he outlined his plan to send tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan over the next six months, before transitioning forces out of the country beginning in 2011. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)