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The end of Al Qaeda?

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As you watch the video:

Which of these main issues does Obama address? Check the correct ones.

  • Imperialism
  • American Supremacy
  • International Cooperation
  • Past and present American sacrifice
  • Republican war tactics
  • US forces and MidEast efforts
  • Coalition forces
  • 9/11

How many times does he mention these words?

  • America
  • Al Qaeda
  • Attacks or War
  • Justice and Unity

What does Obama mean when he says?

The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores, and started with the senseless slaughter of our citizens.

 Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.

Let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.

Question: What is the dominant tone of President Obama’s speech? Give reasons and examples to support your answer.

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