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1.29.08 SOTU 2008: Lenny  Skutnik  – random civil servant that drove by a plane crash and got out to  jump in the river and rescue people. Became a local hero, Reagan invited him to  the SOTU to sit w/ first lady and gave him a shoutout in the speech.  Presidents have been doing this ever since at the SOTU – last year it was  the subway guy.  Bush  always used to do armed forces folks – sgt. Whoever saved a bunch of his  comrades from terrorists in Afghanistan, parents of some dead soldier, etc.  This year they didn’t get a shoutout. They were there, but not really recognized. Silent Skutniks? 2000 – USS Cole bombing - US navy ship in Yemen. Terrorists in a dinghy blew a giant hole in it  (suicide attack) Outliers: major attacks not done by al-quaeda 1. ) Iraq under sadaam Hussein – attempted to assassinate Bush I while he  was in Kuwait. 
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course COMM 001 taught by Professor Dauber during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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