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By Marc Weinrich

Bachelor Thesis from the 12 months 2009 within the topic American reports - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, collage of Hildesheim (English Department), language: English, summary: at the morning of may well 1st, 2003 President George W. Bush landed at the plane service U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln off the coast of San Diego, California, asserting from its deck that “major strive against operations in Iraq have ended” (George W. Bush, might 1st, 2003). at the widespread banner in the back of him, it stated: “Mission Accomplished”. The battle had simply began one and a part months ahead of this occasion and at the moment (October, 2009) American troops are nonetheless deployed and thinking about strive against in Iraq. The venture of the Iraq warfare was once under no circumstances complete on might 1, 2003. What the Bush management had entire, was once anything else, although: they confident the vast majority of the yank humans of the need of this battle, which was once mirrored in polls, at the moment. in response to the Gallup ballot, seventy five% of all americans authorized of sending American troops to Iraq in March, 2003 (Gallup, 2009).
Americans have been instructed that the Iraqi chief, Saddam Hussein, possessed guns of mass destruction (WMDs) and, accordingly, used to be a risk to the U.S.. besides the fact that, so far, no guns of mass destruction were present in Iraq, even if their alleged lifestyles was once one of many major purposes for going to battle. The Bush management controlled to make nearly all of americans think this fake assumption. The aim of this paper is to discover how a U.S. president, who used to be no longer thought of an exceptional speaker, however succeeded in convincing the yankee electorate that going to battle was once the ‘right factor to do’.
In this paper, it is going to, first, be in brief defined what function presidential rhetoric performs, then the post-9/11 rhetoric of the Bush management and its conditions might be tested. An test may be made to turn out that the rhetoric of the Bush management used to be the foremost to the excessive point of help from the U.S. inhabitants, for the invasion of Iraq. An research should 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 as a result pave for this invasion and, therefore, the conflict. This research is performed, utilizing a corpus that used to be 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 could be drawn from this within the final part, explaining how the presidential rhetoric formed public opinion.

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