By Erika G. King; Robert A. Wells
The Bush management used to be remarkably winning in dominating the controversy over why we needed to visit conflict with Iraq, however it may quickly be confronted with the extra daunting job of profitable the enormous rhetorical fight over tips to write the script of the Iraq warfare endgame. We learn the twists and turns of the discursive conflict over the war's denouement because it performed out opposed to the backdrop of the warfare on terror, and we finish that whereas Bush did not win the argument that Iraq was once one with our struggle opposed to terrorism, his underlying worldview that we needs to confront terrorist evil via international army engagement continues to be a major component to Obama adminstration rhetoric.
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31 Thus, Bush may have been the most visible and voluble member of the choir, but he was backed up by a unified chorus of advisors and officials, all loudly singing from the same hymnal as they assiduously spread the gospel of the war on terror across the land. The success of the administration’s rhetorical efforts can be measured at least in part by the public responses they drew. 32 And in so doing, the public bestowed upon its president the highest public approval ratings ever recorded, a triumph for a leader whose public ratings had previously been languishing in the distinctly mediocre range.
Thus, as we conclude our study, we seek an answer to the following question: has Bush’s master narrative about Iraq as one with the war on terror—a war of necessity we were forced to commence to protect our very way of life—been able to maintain its dominance, or has it, like so many depictions of reality whose time has come and gone, already been relegated to the dustbin of history? This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 1 Dominating the Discourse of Terror In his formal address to a stunned and grieving nation on the evening of September 11, 2001, President George W.
This is an appropriate and needed response to the vicious and horrifying recent attacks on America. Those who murder American citizens must find no hiding place, and those who harbor terrorists must pay the price. ”35 Kennedy did caution that our response should not be indiscriminate, that we should act only when we were certain who the perpetrators were, and that we should do so in a way that “preserves our ideals and protects the fundamental rights and liberties of the American people,”36 but here, too, he was echoing sentiments already expressed by the president.