Analysis Of George W. Bush's Speech On 9 / 11

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The terrorist attacks that occurred September 11, 2001, was one of former President George W. Bush’s best acts of principled political leadership throughout his tenure as he went ahead to make a speech full of wisdom that encouraged and gave the American people hope. The September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States will forever be burned into the memories of the citizens. Looking back at that fateful day, President Bush used his speech and leadership to: • Instill a sense of unity and hope during this major crisis and responded appropriately while presenting himself in a favorable light. • Encourage his citizens and stated that the reason for the terrorist attacks was because America is known to be the best country regarding freedom and opportunity in the whole world and they would continue shining, and undoubtedly triumph, through this unthinkable misfortune. • Add meaning and put it into a perspective that this nation could understand and support (4). With the country in a state of shock and emotions running high, Bush knew that this was his time to step up as the leader of a nation who took an unimaginable hit. As he pointed out in his speech, "This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time" (2). He took the occasion at hand and used it as a symbol of our strength rather than an example our weakness. It is during those times that
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