Vital Speechs Essay, Research Paper
The date September 11, 2001 will be painted in the minds of Americans forever. During an era of peace in which America is the world?s superpower, negotiator and peacemaker, this historical date is compared by many to the date that Pearl Harbor was bombed. In the wake of the terrorists? attacks of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the United States of America was in a state of shock. Captured by awe and disbelief, America needed a resolution to the defamation of New York City. President George W. Bush responded with a series of speeches to address the nation on the policies and procedures that would be taken to resolve this situation. ?We are at War Against Terrorism? (The Attack on the Taliban), was delivered to the nation from the Treaty Room in Washington D.C on October 7, 2001.
My reaction to President Bush?s speech was one of satisfaction. His first words were ?Good Afternoon. On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.? I felt relief at these words, not only because the U.S was taking action, but also because it was the right time to take action. Throughout the speech, President Bush made it known that America had displayed all the patience that it could as the world?s superpower. He also made it clear that the U.S is not attacking the Islamic faith, just those who justify murder in the name of it.
I feel the audience, namely, the entire United States were also satisfied with President Bush?s speech. There are some who oppose the methods utilized by our government, however, an overwhelming majority of the nation their course of action. Americans want results and redemption for the tragedy on September 11th, however, most understand that even though we are the strongest nation in the world, we can not extract revenge in haste. I feel, along with the rest of America, that this problem is being handled effectively and methodically, and the results this nation wants are not far ahead.