Should We Stay Or Will We Go?

927 WordsNov 14, 20154 Pages
Should We Stay or Should We Go? When one thinks of war, many emotions and thoughts come to mind. The war in Iraq causes many of these intuitions and struck one very important question, should we stay or should we withdraw. Two very diverse articles exhibit various and exquisite viewpoints. The articles “Stay” from the National Review, and “Why We Must Leave Iraq” from The Nation, show emotion and persuasion with the help of pathos and logos. In the article “Stay” from The National Review. Statistical facts are given to educate the readers and draw in their attention. These facts bring in many questions and feelings. In the article “Why We Should Leave Iraq” from The Nation, editor 's opinions are used throughout the article to represent being against the war in Iraq. This can draw in a concern if one did not feel the same. Both articles depend on the utilization of pathos and logos to represent their side of the discussion, and do so very well. However, the article “Stay” illustrates a more productive and powerful method for releasing emotion and logic throughout the article. National Review persuades their audience to lean in favor of staying in Iraq to finish what our country started. The author of “Why We Must Leave Iraq” focuses on using unfair appeals to emotion: biased language. In the first paragraph of “Why We Must Leave Iraq” the author writes “no amount of Administration spin can hide the ugly reality in Iraq” (3). Biased language is shown here by claiming the

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