President Bush´s Speech After 9/11

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In the wake of 9/11, President George W. Bush provided strong and uniting leadership. He led the country strongly and gave the morning nation comfort through his words and actions. Nine days after 9/11 Bush gave what I would consider the best speech of his presidency. His address to Congress on September 20th, 2001 was his best speech because he honored the people who were lost to the acts of terror and he honored the rescue workers who lost their lives and tried to save as many people as possible. He was the strong, confident, compassionate leader that we needed at that terrible time in our history. He reminded us of how strong our country is and of our indomitable spirit. President Bush brought the country together with his address to congress by speaking to the still shocked and broken up nation, and speaking about our strengths and heroism in the face of the terrorist attacks. He reminded us that our enemy was not muslims or even a particular country, but the group of Islamic extremists known as Al Qaeda and the countries that support and aid them. He reminded us that all different religions and nationalities were praying for the United States. He said, “We've seen the unfurling of flags, the lighting of candles, the giving of blood, the saying of prayers in English, Hebrew and Arabic.” We as a country no matter the religion or race were grieving and praying for the victims and their families, and the rescue workers and their families. He united the nation by telling us about the heroic rescuers who worked past exhaustion to save as many as possible, many losing their lives as well trying to save others (Bush). Also, George W. Bush’s speech comforted the devastated nation by telling us acts of heroism and by telli... ... middle of paper ... ... because we have an ingenuity and ability to make the best of our situation that no other country has. President Bush talked about the firefighters and other rescue workers who worked past exhaustion to save the lives of people in danger. The rescue workers embodied the American spirit. In conclusion, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 could have divided and weakened the nation. President Bush gave an amazing speech that united, comforted and reminded us just how strong we are. It united us by telling us how brave and courageous we were in the wake of a tragedy like 9/11. It united us by telling that all different races and religions were praying for the victims of the attacks. It reminded us that we are the strongest and best nation in the world and our spirit is strong. This is why his speech was exactly what we needed and was his best speech.

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