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They hate our freedoms - our freedom

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They hate our freedoms - our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.

They want to overthrow existing governments in many Muslim countries, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. They want to drive Israel out of the Middle East. They want to drive Christians and Jews out of vast regions of Asia and Africa.

In this example, Bush uses pronouns, repetition in combination with juxtaposition and presupposition. Considering there is little known of these terrorists, Bush makes a surprising number of assumptions about them, stating them as facts. The audience is forced to infer much about the political situation in all the countries and regions mentioned. But rather than a factual statement, this excerpt is meant as an appeal to all the citizens of the above mentioned countries, soliciting their support.

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