Announcing War Against Iraq Speech Analysis

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“Announcing War Against Iraq” Have you ever heard a speech that has affected you or made an impact upon your life? Well, the speech on “Announcing War Against Iraq” by President George H.W. Bush affected the lives of millions of Americans. This speech was given on January 16, 1991 and uses three motives of influencing Americans on the war against Iraq. This speech is remarkable because it influenced many people. It is highly regarded today because it announced a war upon Iraq.Throughout the course of this speech analysis, we will cover the emotional, logical, and ethical appeals that are in President Bush’s speech. First off, emotional appeal is a method of persuasion used to get an emotional response. There are several occasions where President Bush uses emotional appeal in this speech. For example, he announced that “Saddam Hussein systematically raped, pillaged, and plundered a tiny nation, no threat to his own.” This tiny nation is known as Kuwait. This invasion occurred…show more content…
President Bush used logical appeal in the opening sentence of his speech. He opened by saying, “Just 2 hours ago, allied air forces began an attack on military targets in Iraq and Kuwait.” This is key evidence that a war has been started. President Bush makes it clear that the reasoning of this war started on August 2nd. He continued to say that the dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, invaded a “small and helpless neighbor,” Kuwait. Kuwait was a member of the United Nations and the Arab League. President Bush made it clear that the world had waited too long to take action. He used the phrase, “while the world waited” on four occasions as he explained what Saddam Hussein did with the time waiting. Saddam raped and terrorized villages, obtained a nuclear weapon, damaged the fragile economies of the third world, and prepared for war with this time. This was clear reasoning as to why America must take action on
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