The War And The Cuban Missile Crisis Essay

841 Words Sep 17th, 2015 4 Pages
“Peace is not the absence of conflict. It is the ability to cope with conflict by peaceful means.” -President Reagan. Sometimes the best way to make a point is by using the words of someone else. President Obama was well aware of this in his speech about the new Iran nuclear deal. The reason for Obama giving this speech was simple; he wanted to define the new Iran nuclear deal and convince the people that congress should vote affirmative.
President Obama structured his speech much like that of a debate in which he takes the affirmative side. However, Obama was the only one speaking. To begin, the president opened with his affirmative constructive, in which he draws the crowd in and introduces the resolution of his argument. He started by taking the listeners back in history to a time of intense crisis, specifically the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Obama also built up the idea of peaceful resolution by relating it to a wildly popular historical figure, President Reagan. This acts as a very moving and powerful introduction that puts diplomatic negotiation in a very good light in the minds of the audience. From there Obama proceeded to state the Iran nuclear deal in its simplest terms. ”After two years of negotiations, we have achieved a detailed arrangement that permanently prohibits Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”2
Once he had the attention of the people he could move on to the body of the argument. He began this section of the speech by pointing out how…

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