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Analysis- Assn. 5 - Alycia Essig WTNG 102.35 16 November...

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Alycia Essig WTNG 102.35 16 November 2006 Analysis of We’ve Been Here Before Anna Quindlen, in her article We’ve Been Here Before , asserts that America’s war in Iraq is in many ways comparable to the Vietnam War, and that our government should have learned from the mistakes of the past. She says, “The war in Iraq is a disaster in the image in the image and likeness of its predecessor” (Quindlen 70). Quindlen supports this idea by attacking the Untied State’s president, but also providing rational and emotional evidence. Her purpose is to relate her views about the war in Iraq in order to wake up the government to their mistake. Quindlen presents her argument to the readers of Newsweek , who are generally the younger adults of America. Her argument was convincing because she uses emotional evidence and rational evidence to support her claim. Quindlen uses mainly emotional evidence throughout her essay to support her claim. She talks of Cindy Sheedon, a woman who shows up to President Bush’s ranch in
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