Notes on the Atrocities
Like a 100-watt radio station, broadcasting to the dozens...

Tuesday, September 23, 2003  

And here are some of the numbers on Bush's speech to the UN. Words mentioned:

Iraq, Iraqi: 39
Saddam, Saddam Hussein: 3
Afghan, Afghanistan: 7
Osama, Osama bin Laden, bin Laden: 0
terror, terrorism, terrorist: 20
al Qaeda: 1
sex, sex trade, sex tourism, sex tour, sexually abuse: 6
slave, slave trade: 4
Palestinian, Palestinians: 4
Israel, Israeli: 1
evil: 2

For a more probing textual analysis, you might read the speech and then read Renana Brooks' "A Nation of Victims."

posted by Jeff | 1:11 PM |
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