This short essay compares the war-time rhetoric of George W. Bush with the rhetoric of Barack Obama. The eerie similarities between the two lead me to question Obama's promise of change.

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John Oddo is a doctoral candidate in Kent State University's Rhetoric and Composition Program and he works as Editorial Assistant for the journal Written Communication. He focuses his research on political and media discourse, and he is currently working on a manuscript about war legitimation in presidential addresses.



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