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Unformatted text preview: SCFI 2010 Iraq Aff 3 Weekers! ___ of ___ Iraq *** 1ACs *** 1 SCFI 2010 Iraq Aff 3 Weekers! ___ of ___ *** Albert Qaeda 1AC *** 2 SCFI 2010 Iraq Aff 3 Weekers! ___ of ___ 1AC Contention One is Inherency Obama is not going to meet his deadline for troop withdrawal Jakes 10 [Lara Jakes, “ US reconsiders pace of troop withdrawal this summer in Iraq,” Associated Press, 5/12/10 http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2010/05/12/us_reviewing_pace_of_iraq_troop_pullout/ ] American commanders , worried about increased violence in the wake of Iraq’s inconclusive elections, are reconsidering the pace of a major troop pullout this summer , US officials said yesterday. The withdrawal of the first major wave of troops is expected to be delayed by about a month , the officials said. Waiting much longer could endanger President Obama’s goal of reducing the force level from 92,000 to 50,000 troops by Aug. 31. More than two months after parliamentary elections, the Iraqis have still not formed a new government, and militants aiming to exploit the void have carried out attacks like Monday’s bombings and shootings that killed at least 119 people — the country’s bloodiest day of 2010. The threat has prompted military officials to look at keeping as many troops on the ground for as long as possible without missing the Aug. 31 deadline. A security agreement between the two nations requires American troops to be out of Iraq by the end of 2011. In Baghdad and Washington, US officials say they remain committed to the deadline, which Obama has said he would extend only if Iraq’s security deteriorates. Getting out of Iraq quickly and responsibly was among Obama’s top campaign promises in 2008. Extending the deadline could be politically risky back home — but so could anarchy and a bloodbath following a hasty retreat. Two senior administration officials said the White House is closely watching to see if the Aug. 31 date needs to be pushed back — if only to ensure that enough security forces are in place to prevent or respond to militant attacks. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the administration’s internal discussions. Already, the violence, fueled by Iraq’s political instability, will probably postpone the start of what the top US commander in Iraq, Army General Ray Odierno, has called the withdrawal “waterfall’’ — sending home large numbers of troops in a very swift period. In a January interview, Odierno said he hoped to start withdrawing as many as 12,500 troops a month on average, starting in May, to meet the August deadline. He has long said he would not start the withdrawal until two months after Iraq’s March 7 elections to ensure stability. But three US officials in Baghdad and a senior Pentagon official said that the “waterfall’’ is now expected to begin next m onth at the earliest. All cited ongoing concerns about whether the political impasse would lead to violence, and spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the process more candidly. would lead to violence, and spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the process more candidly....
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