The Death Of Osama Bin Laden Speech Summary

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Analysis of President Obama’s Speech on the Death of bin Laden In President Obama’s speech to the American people he conveys information about the death of Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda. With a professional yet charismatic tone, President Obama recounts the trials and tribulations the American people endured after the events of September 11th, 2001. And expresses that justice has been done to put an end to an individual that caused pain and suffering throughout the world. President Obama introduces idea of Osama bin Laden as a ‘murderous terrorist’ and connects bin Laden’s ties to September 11, 2001. The imagery and emotion Obama evokes is immense and hits hard. He recounts back to the “cloudless September sky,” he then steers …show more content…

Using this acknowledgement he is reaffirming his allegiance to the American people, as well as the alliances that helped bring this plan to fruition. His mention of our friends serves as a message to all on how nothing great is accomplished alone. And through all of the mentioned, President Obama does not take credit for this accomplishment, rather he gives credit where it is due. Into the next portion of his speech he starts to mention his involvement in the operation that killed bin Laden. This knowledge he is sharing with America-- and ultimately the world-- establishes credibility, even more so than what is needed taking into account he is president. He uses “I” to communicate clearly that the operation was his brain child. He indicates it was at his discretion and direction to follow through on this operation. In the opening statement he abstained from the use of coordinating conjunctions, this creates a staccato sound that reinforces the details he wants to highlight. President Obama uses this to give himself credit, and take advantage of a message that was going to be announced anyhow. But instead of simply taking all credit for himself, he makes it apparent that the group effort is more powerful than his direction. After divulging majority of the nature of the operation, he indicates that the threat has not ended, and implicitly speaks about Al Qaeda’s pursuit to do malice to the United States--as well as the world. President Obama’s intention is to

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