Bush and the rest of the world would face one of the most devastating days in U.S. history. Terrorists had hijacked four U.S. commercial jetliners targeting New York and Washington, D.C. which three out of the four hit. Bush handled this situation with courage and confidence as he promised the American people that he would do all that he could to prevent another horrific attack. Strategies were formed to resolve the conflict. For a time, there was monitoring international phone calls made by U.S. citizens, and soon Bush administration started seeking to destroy Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations using military forces. He said, “They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now they will see defeat.” In 2002, Bush announced that they would be use military force if necessary to prevent further threats from terrorists or rogue states, especially any that possessed weapons of mass destruction.
George W. Bush has become notorious for being a poor orator. Many of his critics have bashed him for his verbal mistakes and for his choice of wording. He was even criticized for not speaking to the nation soon enough after the terrorist attacks on September 11. However, on September 14, President Bush arrived to the devastated site of the World Trade Center and then walked between the piles of rubble. He talked with volunteers, firefighters, and police officersAnd to persistent chants of "USA! USA!" from the crowds of workers; Bush took hold of a bullhorn and climbed atop a small pile of rubble and put his arm around a fire fighter. At this moment, Bush gave, probably, one of the most persuasive speeches of his life; he uttered thirteen sentences
“The world changed on September 11, 2001. We learned that a threat that gathers on the other side of the earth could strike our own cities and kill our own citizens. It is an important lesson; one we can never forget. Oceans no longer protect America from the dangers of this world. We are protected by daily vigilance at home. And we will be protected by resolute and decisive action against threats abroad. President George W. Bush, September 17, 2002
This speech is very empathetic. The adjectives he uses in explaining the emotions that the the 9/11 attacks left on the audience are strong. Using a phrase like "a continuing, awful agony they must endure day by day". So he acknowledges his audiences pain first. Then he tells them how the worlds thought and prayers are with them but admits he is sure that doesnt help them and is "hopelessly, utterly inadequate" attempt. He thens contineues to to try and show that even though words are not adequate he can somewhat relate based on his own experience with his uncle and godson again using strong adjectives like torn, "killed and horrifically injured". He has now shown his compassion for the family members and moves on to trying to take them to
Can one imagine a world where people undergo such insanity, that they willingly go on suicide plane missions? Neither could the United States before September 11, 2001. The 9/11 terrorists attacks, lead by an Islamic group al-Qaeda, devastated the country. This group so heavily believed in their religion, that they wanted to create an independent Muslim State. The tragic event of 9/11 impacted everyone in the United States, whether or not they were present at the terrorists site of attack. Everyone felt hopeless and worthless because they could do nothing to help. An adult witness to 9/11 in 2001, TJ Zimmerman, possess memories that he wants to share about this historical tragedy. The event of 9/11 affected many people,
In his speech after 9/11, President George W. Bush JR, numerous ques in his speech signaled his intended tone. The initial clue to his desired tone is when he mentioned the initial subject of the 9/11 attack. He goes to say, “... our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist attacks.” Due to this egregious nature of the attacks, it suggest a somber and serious tone. Following that, Bush adds to that tone by speaking about the audacious nature of such evil attacks. To quote, he says, “Today, our nation saw evil -- the very worst of human nature.” By making this comment, it pushed our already negative attitude towards the situation even further into to disgust and disbelief. Conclusively, Bush makes a very
Lives ending in crash buildings, mourning of the victims, and a blaze consuming people like a raging inferno; Anyone who was alive during the 11th of September, 2001 would know this tragedy. George W. Bush brought forward an important speech that day to address terrorist attacks that caused thousands of our fellow citizens to lose their lives and their family members. He assures these attacks were intended to break our country and fill us with grief ,but we take in great stride knowing their actions haven’t succeeded in the slightest, He is making a mandatory effort to find out more about these attack, and he states that he has his condolences and that he is happy know that Many all over the World and in America have decided to stand together against this threat.
Bush addresses facts by showing us numerous logical explanations. We call this as Logos, which is facts among the speech that he has brought everyone’s attention to. Things he states that are true: “no one can keep the light from shining,” stating nobody can you get you down. “Our military is powerful,” and “American economy is strong,” by reassuring the country that this may have happened, but we are going to get to the bottom of it, and it will not happen again. Mr. George W. Bush gives logical explanations by stating all the victims that were dragged into the evil acts. Mr. Bush also explains we will defend this nation and defend our
On September 11th, 2001, Islamic terrorists, Al Qaeda, attacked the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon building in Washington D.C. Within a couple of hours, the president at the time, George W. Bush, did not hesitate to give a public speech to try to give some closure to the mourning citizens of the United States. Throughout his speech, he uses different rhetorical techniques such as anaphora, imagery, and allusion to accomplish this.
On September 11, 2001 two commercial airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City and another plane crashed into the Pentagon. This day remains as one of the only times the United States were attacked on American soil. Along with the damage to the buildings and city the aftermath of this attack has long surpassed the event. Families devastated because someone they loved and cared about were trapped in the rubble and never found or they got word that their loved one had been a victim of the attack. Using Stuart Hall’s definition of the “Regime of Truth” in “The West and the Rest”, President Bush used his power and the media to assert his dominance and ideas throughout the War on Terror.
On September 11, 2001, Mr. Bush was the president of EE.UU. That day the two tallest skyscrapers were ATTACKED. In his speech he talked TO shared his pain and to honor the victims.
President George W. Bush addressed the nation after the chocking attack of terrorists in Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The country was traumatized, and many people were in constant fear of their lives and what would happen next. The speech reflected on the darkest day in American history. His speech is very emotional, clearly outlining that there is the good and the evil. The goal of the speech is to unite scared people, and reassure them that American freedom and security can’t be compromised. (Research Questions: What clusters are presented in the speech? How did positive and inspirational message lead to the unity of the nation?). The destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure caused serious damage to the economy
This was the response of President Bush when someone shouted, “We can’t hear you,” as he was touring the wreckage of 9-11. His response was a promise that the suffering would be avenged. A great harm and loss had been done to the American people. Other people around the world felt the grief of the American people. A great people had been moved to defend a great country. Terrorism against the nation will not stand. Freedom will be defended. America is not alone to fight terrorism; other loving-freedom nations will join. President Bush promised that justice would prevail. America will purge and punish those responsible for these acts. He was telling the American people what they wanted to be: a champion and defender of the United States against
President Bush. He was a great man, great American, and great President. After all, he did help us through rough times. On September 11, 2001, the 9/11 speech was told. Many people were murdered, children hurt, families ruined. That was a stressful time for everyone. With this speech, he got more and more people to join in building the nation back up and not backing down. Many people were influenced by his speech and they would fight till the terrorists backed down. They want to do something to help the nation out. Bush’s speech does not contain any logos/logical sayings. He didn’t really need any. This was an effective address because the audience felt emotion reading his speech and they felt bad for everyone who was hurt.
Every American has some version of the events on September 11th solidified into their brain. The story usually goes like this: the Twin Towers were hit, so was the Pentagon, then each tower fell separately, and somewhere in there another plane was forcibly crashed into a field in Pennsylvania preventing another mass casualty but killing everyone aboard. This probably sounds familiar since is the typical version that you could expect to hear from an average American, even if said person was not alive during that time. This is the beaten path version, and it is not the version I am going to recount for you today.