Unlike Bone’s article, which was focused on New York, Rose Wild’s article “Terror for all” was written on a more global basis.
Wild gave the outcome of the attacks in the first line of the article. “The United States, it’s allies, and the civilized world are at war today…”
According to Wild the threat was not only for America it was “Terror for all”, more precisely “the civilized world”. She knew that America was not the only country that was aimed and was not going to be the only country to respond. Wild not only divided the world into two geographically, she also divided the world into two morally. According to Wild a war was going to take place with “the law abiding against the villainy of outlaw states and groups.”, She clearly explained “it was an attack on civilized liberal society…” and “an assault on freedom…”
Wild did not show any signs of doubt in her writing. How could she be so sure of herself?
Her discourse was very similar to the rhetoric of another important speech which was addressed the day before. George Bush addressed the nation on the evening of September-11-2001 after the attacks. Bush made it clear in his speech, that the attacks had nothing to do with with a specific country or a specific group of people. “ Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.” “America was targeted for attack because were the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world.””None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.”
Gorger Bush also mentioned all of those leaders and countries which were going to assist him and his country in the new conflict. “America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world, and we stand together to win the war against terrorism.”
The similarities between Wild’s article and Bush’s speech are obvious.