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Cap, Piotr. 2015. Follow-ups in the US anti-terrorist discourse: Proposal for a macro-discursive approach to monologic follow-up sequences. Discourse & Society 26 (5) : 543–561.
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SAGE Publications


This paper exemplifies how monologic follow-ups function in George W. Bush’s War-on-Terror talk. The macro-target of Bush’s 2003–2004 rhetoric of the Iraq War (legitimization of the preventive military raid and the later US participation) has been preserved in the ‘follow-up speeches’, reacting to the deficit of the original legitimization premise, namely the asserted possession of mass destruction arms by the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.