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- Sep 2016
It is an outdated burden on the Cuban people. It's a burden on the Americans who want to work and do business or invest here in Cuba. It's time to lift the embargo.
This a use of "Begging the Question", or circular reasoning because it asserts that [the embargo] is a burden on the Cuban people, and goes on to invoke that it likewise impedes Americans. But is the embargo actually burdensome to either populations? It is not addressed.
This is not just a policy of normalizing relations with the Cuban government. The United States of America is normalizing relations with the Cuban people. (Applause.)
In this fragment, President Obama uses "ad populum" reasoning, by reiterating that it is not just a policy of normalizing relations with the Cuban government, but also the people. A very literal appeal to the individual people in the audience, not just to government leaders and officials.