President Obama's U.N. speech Wednesday touched on a number of subjects:

On the Palestinian push for U.N. approval of statehood: "Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the United Nations -- if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now."

On how to reach a peace agreement: "Ultimately, it is the Israelis and the Palestinians -- not us -- who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them."

On the Arab Spring and other stirrings for democracy: "Dictators are on notice. Technology is putting power in the hands of the people."

On U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq and the start of a drawdown in Afghanistan: "So let there be no doubt. The tide of war is receding."

On how countries must band together to deal with the world financial crisis: "In a global economy, nations will rise, or fall, together."