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By Marc Weinrich

ISBN-10: 3640668456

ISBN-13: 9783640668458

Bachelor Thesis from the 12 months 2009 within the topic American stories - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, collage of Hildesheim (English Department), language: English, summary: at the morning of might 1st, 2003 President George W. Bush landed at the airplane service U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln off the coast of San Diego, California, saying from its deck that “major strive against operations in Iraq have ended” (George W. Bush, may perhaps 1st, 2003). at the trendy banner at the back of him, it stated: “Mission Accomplished”. The conflict had purely began one and a part months ahead of this occasion and presently (October, 2009) American troops are nonetheless deployed and taken with strive against in Iraq. The project of the Iraq conflict used to be under no circumstances comprehensive on may well 1, 2003. What the Bush management had finished, used to be whatever else, besides the fact that: they confident nearly all of the yank humans of the need of this conflict, which was once mirrored in polls, at the moment. based on the Gallup ballot, seventy five% of all american citizens authorized of sending American troops to Iraq in March, 2003 (Gallup, 2009).
Americans have been informed that the Iraqi chief, Saddam Hussein, possessed guns of mass destruction (WMDs) and, as a result, used to be a danger to the U.S.. even if, to this point, no guns of mass destruction were present in Iraq, even though their alleged life used to be one of many major purposes for going to struggle. The Bush management controlled to make nearly all of americans think this fake assumption. The objective of this paper is to discover how a U.S. president, who was once now not thought of an exceptional speaker, however succeeded in convincing the yank voters that going to struggle was once the ‘right factor to do’.
In this paper, it's going to, first, be in short defined what position presidential rhetoric performs, then the post-9/11 rhetoric of the Bush management and its situations might be tested. An try out could be made to turn out that the rhetoric of the Bush management was once the major to the excessive point of aid from the U.S. inhabitants, for the invasion of Iraq. An research might be supplied of speeches given through George W. Bush the place it will likely be explored how precisely language and rhetoric was once used to form public opinion and for that reason pave for this invasion and, for this reason, the conflict. This research is carried out, utilizing a corpus that was once created containing all presidential speeches given among the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001 and the start of the Iraq struggle in March, 2003. A end might be drawn from this within the final part, explaining how the presidential rhetoric formed public opinion.

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