George W. Bush: Second Inaugural Address


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President George W. Bush's Second Inaugural Address was a marked departure from the U.S. president's first in 2001 and from most of his other speeches. It was far more rhetorical and laced with symbolism, and it contained numerous religious references and allusions. His Second Inaugural Address clearly was designed for history. Written by Michael J. Gerson, Matthew Scully, and John McConnell, the speech was considered by many as one of Bush's best statements of his views on foreign affairs...