Speech From President Bush
On Tuesday, President Bush addressed the nation in speech about 9/11 and the war on terrorism. He described the state of the United States as being, "safe, yet not safe." He also stated that the reason for being in Iraq was because the U.S. needed to do something now so that our kids wouldn't have to put up with terrorists in the future who could possibly have nuclear weapons. However, NPR radio has reported that support for the President has diminished and is very low because of how he handled the war in Iraq.
if we disect the speech into the theories on state and society, the President and his advisors are best criticized by the views of a pluralist approach. Obviously, the President is influenced by citizens and local organized groups within the country to make descions regarding these various entities. This in turn influences state action such as the war in Iraq, or other ongoing policies. To have political stability, they need the support of their interest groups so that they can function properly. However, there are overlapping veies and variant degrees of how policies should be handled, which is why many may have supported this war initially, but now thier support has fallen or diminished to a certain degree. Lastly, they have pressures form inside their ranks towards different policies. Cheney has links to oil companies and whether that influenced any decisions is for them to know and us to find out. In any case, they have these pressures inside which may have caused continuous involvement in Iraq even when favor has subsided on this controversial topic.