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Advocacy paper final - John Kim Writing 39C The war in Iraq...

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1John Kim Writing 39C The war in Iraq The best policy to address the problem is to pull out troops engaged in combat operations at a pace of one or two brigades every month, to be completed by the end of next year. Some US troops will still remain in Iraq for limited purposes to help Iraq stabilize, because US can’t just can’t withdrawal all its troops and leave Iraq on its own. The title of the bill to address the problem is called “Bring Our Troops Home Responsibility Act of 2007 HR 3938” sponsored by Rep. John D. Dingell. What this bill does is it repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243) and to require the withdrawal of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq. This policy is the best because it also addresses what would happen to Iraq when the U.S. troops withdrawal. This bill will require some members of the Armed Forces in Iraq for limited purposes such as protecting U.S. Embassy, limited counter-terrorism activities directed at the Al- Qaeda terrorist network, and assisting the Iraqi military in protecting Iraq’s border. This is the best policy, because the current situation in Iraq reflects a failure among the top administration officials to acknowledge that there is no military solution to violence in Iraq and there needs to be an alternative strategy to deal with the problems in Iraq. This policy is the best one, because it addresses the some of the factors that arise as a result of the war in Iraq. For example, continuing the war in Iraq drains our financial resources. Americans have spent $250 billion on military operations and
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reconstruction efforts in Iraq, a war that is currently costing the Pentagon roughly $6 billion a month, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. (Deans). The longer the war continues, the American people will be the ones who will suffer because the war costs $6 billion a month from the federal budget that should go toward other areas such as health care, education, Medicare, and etc. “There will be tail costs,” said U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, head of the Government Accountability Office, a congressional agency that oversees federal spending. “There will be costs that will be coming down the road.” (Deans). The costs for the war is not worth the costs that Americans have to pay in the future. Because the war in Iraq drains the financial resources, it has a major impact in other areas domestically that Americans have to deal with. In other words, not only the war in Iraq costs $6 billion a month without a major progress, the poor Americans have to suffer for the mistake that President Bush made for invading Iraq and continue to spend so much in Iraq that he has ignored his own people by cutting other areas from the federal budget. For example, in 2007 the president cut Medicare and Medicaid : 5 billion will be cut over five years from Medicaid, the money the country will spend in Iraq. (Jackson). By continuing the war and increasing American
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course WRITING 39C taught by Professor Dubey during the Spring '08 term at UC Irvine.

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Advocacy paper final - John Kim Writing 39C The war in Iraq...

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