Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This video I have chosen is of President Bush speaking on the night of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. This video shows a collection of pictures of the hijacked planes hitting the Twin Towers, them on fire and the Towers falling. There are also pictures of the American flag and the Eagle with a tear falling from its eye. The message Bush is giving to America in his speech is “Our country is strong” and that “America was the target of a terrorist attack because we are the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world and no-one will keep that light from shining.” Here Bush is stating that America are being victimised for its ideals and beliefs but that will not stop what America has come to be it will only make America stronger.
Bush also speaks about how things will still go on, people will return to work, “the functions of our government will continue,agencies in Washington [..] will be open for business tomorrow and our financial institutions remain strong and the American economy will be open for business as well.” This is a message to America and to the world that even though they have suffered this terrorising attack it wont stop or destroy America from being all it can be.
President Bush then goes on to say investigations into who is responsible are already in place and they will be brought to justice and that he will “make no distinction between the terrorist who committed these acts and those who harbour them” This message tells Americans that the people responsible for they attacks will be caught and justice will be served. To finish off his speech Bush quotes from the Bible Psalms 23 “even though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” this is a message to the American people that they dont have to fear what has happened because they have the power of God to help them through it and dealing with the tragedy of 9/11.