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Joong-chol Kwak. 2007. A Case Study of U.S. Presidential Crisis Rhetoric in the Two Attacks on Iraq: Emphasis on Its Implications for TV Interpreting. Language and Linguistics 39, 17-35. When interpreters are asked to perform live TV interpreting, the speeches dealt with are, in one degree or another, related to crisis rhetoric. Many factors contribute to elevating the difficulties in live TV interpreting, which have made even experienced interpreters to be hesitant or reluctant to accept the task. Such hesitation or reluctance for live TV interpreting partially stems from the ignorance of and the lack of understanding of crisis rhetoric. In recognition of this, the present study examines and analyzes U.S. presidential rhetorics made during the first and second Gulf Wars in order to explore their possible implications for live TV interpreting. Such an investigation into rhetorics of U.S. Presidents is hoped to lay the groundwork for the training and practice of interpreting for similar events that may unfold in the future.