Testing The Strength Of Supporting Material

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Part 1:Testing the Strength of Supporting Material
The speech of George W. Bush can be considered a highly effective speech because it set the foundation of the policy of the US since 2000 to present and perhaps next 15-20 years. The speech started with:
“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.”
The general purpose of the speech was to bring US together against the evils that it has faced in the past and those that were faced in the 2000 (911archives). The specific purpose was the incident of 9/11 and it was a sequel of previous speeches done on the same issue (American Rhetoric). The grievance was the major element of the speech and this grievance brought collectivism and state of unity in all the members. Although US pride in the right to be indifferent and disagree with each other, however all nation stood together. The binding force was perhaps the adversity that US nation faced within 10 days of the speech that made the nation and the congress united.
If we see that speech from the present perspective, a lot of action seems to be right. President George W. Bush addressed about the Muslims as well which was somewhat sensitive issue. He kept a sensitive approach and wisely represented his views that Muslims and terrorists are definitely different and terrorists have no religion. Although this expression did not become so much popular, however he made an honest effort to…
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