RHET 110 Essay 4 - Essay 4 George Bushs War on Terror...

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Essay 4: George Bush’s War on Terror Speech On August 22, 2007, George W . Bush, the President of the United States at this time, presents his ‘War on Terror’ speech to the men and women of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Center . After six years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Bush looks to inform the audience of reasons why the United States should continue pushing for American soldiers to continue the invasion of Iraq for freedom, justice, and tranquility . Although the audience was expecting a sentimental speech touching on the recent terrorist attacks, they become mislead with a speech that promotes positivity and historical success . In George W . Bush’s ‘War on Terror Speech’, Bush wants to persuade his audience to resume the fight on terrorism in Iraq by using credibility (ethos) appeals, and sentimental (pathos) appeals . He also uses glory by association, stroking, and metaphor to accomplish this goal . George W . Bush establishes sentimental (pathos) appeals . Sentimental, or pathos appeals are meant to evoke sentimentality to convince the audience . He employs this strategy in order to catch the audience’s attention and persuade them to favor his notion to continue the war on terror in Iraq . In his speech, Bush gains sympathy by acknowledging his peers and retired servicemen: “As members of this proud organization, you are advocates for the rights of our military veterans, a model of community service, and a strong and important voice for a strong national defense .
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  • Fall '11
  • LeslieDennen
  • President of the United States, Al-Qaeda, 2003 invasion of Iraq

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