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Unformatted text preview: Afghanistan Aff Blocks DDW 2K10 1 Afghanistan Nation-building Good 2AC Blocks 1 Last printed 9/4/2009 7:00:00 PM Afghanistan Aff Blocks DDW 2K10 2 Jobs Bill Ptx DA 1. Non- Unique- bill not passing now because of the lack of democratic support Jake Sherman , staff writer, 7-3-2010. [Politico, Dems in a jam as economy slows, http://fredericksburg.com/News/Web/politico?p_id=2342] President Barack Obama and the Democrats head into the summer campaign season with the economy slowing, unemployment flirting with double-digits and few options for a quick fix. Obamas economic stimulus plan is winding down, right when Democrats need it most. And a big new jobs bill ? Forget it. House Democrats had to battle this week just to pass a bill to prevent teachers from being laid off, over the objections of 15 mostly conservative House Democrats and even Obama , who threatened a veto over how the House planned to pay for it. 2. No link: the Dryer evidence indicates it would drain Obamas political capital in the eyes of the public, not Congress, withdraw is good 3. No link: plan popular- Obama wont have to spend political capital- democrats are sick of being in Afghanistan Richman 6/29 , Josh Richman, Political Blotter: House members want clear plan on Afghanistan, BAY AREA NEWS GROUP, mercurynews.com, 07/05/2010 Rep. Barbara Lee , D-Oakland , led about two dozen House members in writing to President Barack Obama today to ask that he provide Congress with "a clear commitment and plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan" before the vote on the supplemental funding bill. " It has been nearly a decade since we went to Afghanistan and we still are not sure why we are there or can define a successful mission," she said in a news release. " This war is now the longest war in American history. We simply cannot continue to fund a war that seemingly has no end in sight. It's past time we have a clear exit strategy and timeline for redeployment of our troops." The letter cites conflicting statements by members of the administration and the military command. For example, in the same Rolling Stone article that led to Gen. Stanley McChrystal being sacked, a senior military official stationed in Afghanistan indicated military success could lead to more U.S. troops deployed there, not fewer. "There's a possibility we could ask for another surge of U.S. forces next summer if we see success here," the official says. The letter also cites Defense Secretary Robert Gates on ABC's "This Week" last December as well as Gen. David Advertisement Petraeus in today's Washington Post indicating troops necessarily won't be meaningfully withdrawn in summer 2011 . Among the other House members signing Lee's letter were Pete Stark, D-Fremont, and Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma....
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