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Travis Vaughn, Sam Small, Steve Padgett, Justin Hahn March 16, 2008 Rhetorical Situation Outline 5:45-7:00 P.M. Thesis statement : While President Bush identifies the problem as an ongoing battle between Palestinians and Israelis, his long-winded speech seems to incorporate very little to transform or solve the exigence. George W. Bush, elected president of the United States in 2000, is no stranger to conflict in the Middle East. After declaring war on terror in 2001, Bush announced that the U.S. would be entering into a war with Iraq (CNN.com). While the takeover of Iraq was swift, leaving has not been an easy task considering U.S. troops are still stationed overseas. However, there is yet another conflict in the Middle East that involves a religious battle between the Palestinians and Israelis. Bush addresses this in his November 27 th speech in 2007 at Annapolis, Maryland. He talks to the Palestinian, Israeli, and United States citizens as well as their extremist groups. He also speaks to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. They are well-respected individuals in the fight for Palestinian and Israeli peace. According to political website called Green Left, the media in Palestine and Palestinians themselves responded negatively to Bush’s speech, holding demonstrations and in essence disowning Abbas for negotiating with Bush (Green Left). While Bush identifies what the problem is, his long-winded speech seems to incorporate very little to transform or solve the exigence. There is still huge tension in the Middle East with no sign of releasing. We will analyze his speech to reveal the different constraints, exigence, and audience he addresses. This will allow us to determine the speech’s effectiveness and provide reasons to why this speech is not a fitting response to the rhetorical situation.
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