Bush's State Of The Union Address With My Opinions

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Recently, President Bush gave his State of the Union Address to Congress. Throughout his speech, he makes a solid case for the further unification of America throughout these harsh times. He made a very strong argument for the retaliation of the actions committed against America. However, when he spoke of bringing the terrorists to justice, his argument faltered. He made hasty judgments with little proof when he first began. Bush also presented a very strong argument to support America's unification process. He spoke of the American people and what he had already witnessed in past weeks, such as the lighting of candles, the prayers of Americans, and the outpouring of ...view middle of the document...

In essence he is giving us a reason to hate them as well and fueling the fires of war. Bush's argument was solid in making the point that America is not attacking all Muslims, but just this one sect of the religion. Bush states: We respect your faith ... Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah blasphemes the name of Allah ... The enemy is not our Muslim friends; it is not our Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists and every government that supports them. This statement serves two functions. It allows the rest of the Arab world to know that America is not at war with them and it also serves to let Americans know that American Muslims are not our enemy. This helps in unifying America because it aids in blurring the lines of race and religion that have become very clear for many Americans since the attack took place. Hate crimes have become a common place over the past few weeks and have only further driven a wedge in the unification of America. Bush's argument that it was the Al Qaeda that committed these crimes comes off being quite weak. There is no evidence that fully supports that it was that terrorist group that committed the attack on America. He states in his speech that, "The evidence we have gathered all points to a collection of loosely affiliated terrorists known as Al Qaeda." In his speech, he does not mention any of this so-called evidence that leads to the belief that it was definitively this group. In all actuality, it could have been any number of terrorist groups throughout the world that committed this act. It has been said that the Prime Minister of Britain has irrefutable proof that it was specifically this organization that is responsible for the terrorist attack. However, the American people have not been allowed to see this proof. Bush, in this argument, also mentions bringing these terrorists to justice. The justice that he speaks of is most certainly not the justice system that we follow here in the United States. One of the founding principles of our...

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