Hertsgaard explained how Americans are seen as arrogant to foreigners. It seems right to criticize Bush for showing arrogance in his reason to go to war. In Bush's speech, he says that "we'll accept no outcome but victory." (Bush) He is referring to the war with Iraq, and according to him, the war will "free its people and defend the world from grave danger." (Bush) He makes the decision to go into war and he seems very confiden...
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... Americans that by going to war is the right thing, no matter what.
In the end, President George W. Bush speech has shown his arrogance and naivety in going to war. Bush has also demonstrated that his true desire in war is to show off weapons. He does not directly reveal that he wants to show military force but he just wants what is best for Iraq and the world. However, Andreas and Hertsgaard have used many examples to criticize President Bush. The facts and images have shown why many foreigners resent America. By comparing Andreas's and Hertsgaard's piece to President Bush's speech, the criticisms against Bush become very accurate and clear. Acting out of arrogance and anger is not always best, going to war to show off is definitely wrong and hurting innocent people by using of violence and intimidation with weapons can definitely be classified as terrorism.
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