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Speech to Troops, Tim Collins

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

In lines 14-17, what function does Collins' description of the Iraqi people serve in the passage as a whole?


To warn his troops that the Iraqi people are ready to fight to the death for their leader, so his troops should take whatever means necessary to secure victory.


To explain why the Iraqi people are being paid to be unwelcoming to foreign troops.


To forewarn his troops that the Iraqi are unaware that their country will soon be invaded and prepare his troops for the battle they will face with good, hardworking people.


To persuade his troops that the Iraqi people are welcoming, kind people that do not deserve mistreatment.

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