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Unformatted text preview: Iraq Colonialism Aff 1165400132f59bfb7566843145b6e5009e0efdac DDW 2010 Rachel &amp; Will 1 Iraq Colonialism Aff 1 Im not to hot on post-colonial theory but...- Carlos Iraq Colonialism Aff 1165400132f59bfb7566843145b6e5009e0efdac DDW 2010 Rachel &amp; Will 2 Colonialism 1AC (1/11) After 9/11, The US invaded Iraq and began its policy of spreading democracy at gunpoint. This strategy of occupation is part of a geopolitical goal of creating a neoconservative Pan-America behind the guise of lady liberty. Kramer and Michalowski 05 (Ronal C. Kramer, professor university of western Michigan, and Raymond J. Michalowski, professor northern Arizona university. War, Aggression and State Crime April 05, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies) On the evening of 11 September 2001 and in the days following, unipolarists in the Bush administration advocated attacking Iraq immediately, even though there was no evidence linking Iraq to the events of the day (Clarke 2004; Woodward 2004). After an internal struggle between the pragmatic realists led by Secretary of State Powell and the unipolarists led by Vice President Cheney and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, the decision was eventually made to launch a general war on terrorism, and to begin it by attacking Al Quedas home-base in Afghanistan and removing that countrys Taliban government (Mann 2004). The unipolarists were only temporarily delayed in so far as they had achieved agreement that as soon as the Afghanistan war was under way, the United States would begin planning an invasion of Iraq (Clarke 2004; Fallows 2004). By November, barely one month after the invasion of Afghanistan, Bush and Rumsfeld ordered the Department of Defense to formulate a war plan for Iraq (Woodward 2004). Throughout 2002, as plans for the war on Iraq were being formulated, the Bush administration made a number of formal pronouncements that demonstrated that the goals of the unipolarists were now the official goals of the US government. In the 29 January State of the Union address, Bush honed the focus of the war on terrorism by associating terrorism with specific rogue states, such as Iran, Iraq and North Korea (the axis of evil), who were presented as legitimate targets for military action (Callinicos 2003). In a speech to the graduating cadets at West Point on 1 June, the President unveiled a doctrine of preventative wara policy that many judged as the most open statement yet made of imperial globalization (Falk 2004: 189), soon to be followed by the new National Security Strategy. This document not only claimed the right to wage preventative war as previously discussed, it also claimed that the United States would use its military power to spread democracy and American- style laissez-faire capitalism around the world as the single sustainable model for national success (Callinicos 2003: 29). As Roy (2004: 56) notes: Democracy has become Empires euphemism for neo-liberal capitalism. (Callinicos 2003: 29)....
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