Our Enemies Are At War With Us Rhetorical Analysis

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Ted Cruz at RJC Forum: “Our Enemies Are at War With Us” Beginning his remarks with a moment of silence for the 14 people murdered Wednesday in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Senator Ted Cruz said he worries that last night attack is the markings of radical Islamic terrorism. “All of us are deeply concerned that this is yet another manifestation of terrorism, radical Islamic terrorism here at home” GOP presidential candidate said at a cattle call meeting at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, D.C. Cruz was the first out of all fourteen candidates for president to speak at Thursday RJC forum where he blasted President Obama for refusing to acknowledge radical Islamic terrorism. “When the President says the Islamic State isn’t Islamic, that is just nutty,” Cruz said.…show more content…
Using President Ronald Reagan words, Cruz said his strategy “should be very simple -- to defeat radical Islam – We win, they lose.” He noted that the recent shooting occurred within weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris. “This horrific murder underscores that we are at a time of war,” Cruz said. “Whether or not President Obama or the current administration is willing to acknowledge it, our enemies are at war with us.” Cruz vowed when elected as President that he will “rip to shreds the catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal.” “The U.S. needs a leader who will say to Iran, either you will stop your nuclear program, or we will stop it for you,” Cruz said. He also pledged to move the American embassy to Jerusalem and cut off federal funding from universities that support boycotting Israeli products. Cruz described how this administration justifies the recent terror attacks describing how Secretary of State John Kerry called the Charlie Hebdo attacks earlier this year as

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