Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013


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Unformatted text preview: ed if he feared a U.S. military strike against his country's nuclear program, the Iranian president scoffed at the notion.¶ Meanwhile, after yielding to Russian complaints and canceling plans to build missile defenses against an Iranian attack, Obama signed an arms control treaty which , the Kremlin boasts, will further limit our missile defense. Yet Moscow still complains that the more limited system the Obama administration wants to field is too much. Once again, American concessions have only encouraged Moscow to be more aggressive.¶ Even in Iraq and Afghanistan, the White House's commitments are laced with qualifiers that encourage our nation's friends and enemies to doubt U.S. resolve. ¶ Put simply, if President Obama continues to pursue a Carteresque foreign policy ­­ talking softly while whittling away at the stick ­­ he will only put American lives and the prospects of peace at greater jeopardy. APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE 7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013 CFJPV Appeasement Bad: Middle East Lack of US credibility destabilizes the Middle East Kagan ‘11 Robert Kagan is a contributing...
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