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Unformatted text preview: PMC affirmative DDW10 ** Susan, Bren, Jon PMC affirmative DDW10 1AC Plan Text: The Unites States federal government should terminate all contracts with private military contractors operating in Iraq. Susan, Bren, Jon PMC affirmative DDW10 Contention 1 is Iraqi Instability: Private Military contractors will soon out number U.S. military personnel Schwaartzkopf, 10 (Matt, Drake University “As Soldiers Scale Down, Private Contractors Flourish; What Will Contractors Do After Iraq?” April 2 9 Commission on Wartime Contracting http://pmc.foreignpolicyblogs.com/2010/04/02/as-soldiers-retreat-private-contractors-boom-what-do-we- do-about-iraq/ 6/29/10) On Monday, the Commission on Wartime Contracting held a hearing on how to handle the downsizing of private contractors in Iraq as American forces scale down and prepare to leave the country by December of 2011 . Here is a link to that hearing. Past hearings relating to contracting in Iraq are also posted on the site, so be sure to look those over as well. The hearing brings up the interesting fact that while our troop numbers are decreasing, the number of contractors in Iraq are increasing. Eventually in Iraq, military contractors will outnumber military personnel. While the hearing’s chairman reminds the panel and audience that the United States went into Iraq “expecting swift victory,” which we achieved, the overarching problem with the operation was the occupation aspect. Because the United States military has decreased in size since the end of the Cold War, it makes sense that the “nation building” aspect of our armed forces was more likely to be cut than our war-fighting abilities . This cut allowed for the boom in the private contracting industry that we have seen since the Iraq War began in 2003, in regard to logistics, base upkeep and construction duties. Attempts to establish Iraqi democracy have failed, despite Iraqi efforts Allaqi, 10, (Ayad, Iraqi Politician “How Iraq can fortify its fragile democracy” Ya Libnan June 12, 2010 ⋅ http://www.yalibnan.com/2010/06/12/editorial-how-iraq-can-fortify-its-fragile-democracy/ 6/28/10) Millions of Iraqis risked their lives in March to exercise their fundamental democratic right to vote. Turnout was high — exceeding 60 percent — across the regions, ethnicities and sects that form our diverse nation. Iraqis are eager to put violence and strife behind them. Yet three months later, Iraq has no functional or stable government. This uncertainty threatens not just Iraqi society and democracy but also the region. Our political alliance, Iraqiya, won the most votes and parliamentary seats in March. Iraqis from all sides and walks of life responded to our platform of democratic inclusion of all groups in the political process; of national reconciliation based on secularism and moving away from political, ethnic and sectarian religious divides; of law and order to create the conditions for a stable and prosperous nation, in harmony with its neighbors....
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