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Unformatted text preview: Barack Obama: The Next President Affirmative By: Chase Maher & Lauren Robinette Since the war began in 3/19/03 4,039 Americans have been killed total, and 3,296 in combat. Official count for the amount wounded is 29,780 U.S. Monthly Spending in Iraq - $12 billion in 2008 Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq - $390,000 Over 150,000 troops stationed in Iraq That means the U.S. is loosing $58,500,000,000 each year 35.9 million people live below the poverty line in America 12.9 million are CHILDREN Iraq and the War On Terror The goal of the surge was to create space for Iraq's political leaders to reach an agreement to end Iraq's civil war…Iraq’s political leaders have not made any progress in resolving the political differences among themselves that are the heart of the problems in the civil war that is now among them… SURGE DIDN’T WORK Iraq Continued … Problem with military strain: The military is being severely strained by repeated and lengthy deployments. The Army and Marine Corps are facing a crisis as 40 percent of their equipment is either in Iraq or being repaired. This crisis has led many of our generals to conclude that current demands make our forces unable to rapidly respond to the contingencies we may face in the future. Obama’s Plan for Iraq: When Obama was a candidate for the United States senate in 2002, Obama put his political career on the line to oppose going to war in Iraq...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Hanke during the Spring '08 term at Old Dominion.

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