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Speech to Troops, Tim Collins

Collins, Tim. "Speech to Troops." Eve of Battle, 19 March 2003. Kuwait. En.wikipedia.org. Web. 12 Mar. 2016.

What is the purpose of Collins' repeated use of biblical allusions?

A

Collins uses biblical allusions to frighten his troops into submission so that they will follow his commands.

B

Collins uses biblical allusions to anger his troops to incite violence and encourage his troops to show no mercy.

C

Collins uses biblical allusions to highlight the differences between his troops and the Iraqi people and desensitize his troops to the upcoming violence.

D

Collins uses biblical allusions to appeal to his audience's emotions in order to evoke empathy, consideration, and respect for the Iraqi people.