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Resolution: The US should suspend all assistance to Pakistan.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/13/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ohhaiivonne

Pro

I am pro, would like to see arguments against
ConservativePolitico

Con

I accept, state your case.
Debate Round No. 1
ohhaiivonne

Pro

I am pro suspending US assistance to pakistan.
I don't have much, but ill say what I got.

If we suspend assistance, we will be getting rid of wasteful expenses. We don't need to be spending millions helping out a corrupted place. The Pakistan government is so corrupted the money we are spending to help feed their people might just be used to build a nuclear power plant or to hide people, like Pakistan hid osama bin laden.

We don't need anything from Pakistan, so why bother assisting them. We are trying to do the humanitarian thing and help their people but with their history of corruption, we probably aren't even helping their people. We spend way to much money on places that don't benefit us, like Pakistan. We don't need anything from them, nothing at all.

90% of the $10 billion spent to help Pakistan has been spent on their military. We might just hand them our army. We are helping them build a stronger army, for what? Do they can come and attack us?most Pakistan people are anti American and don't even like us. So why don't we just suspend our assistance, it will greatly benefit us. This is why we should suspend assistance in Pakistan.
ConservativePolitico

Con

Thank you for starting an interesting debate topic.

Reasons to keep supplying Pakistan with US aid money:

Nuclear State

Pakistan possesses nuclear weapons. [1] One of the main reasons we supply money to Pakistan is to keep them on relatively good terms with the United States because of their nukes. We do not want the country to degrade into a terrorist state or become an anti-US nation like Iran is. While Pakistan may be corrupt it is a well known fact that you do not bite the hand that feeds you. Giving the Pakistani government money keeps them warm towards the US which is something we must maintain in order to keep security in the region and in the world in balance.

Allies

We do indeed need something from Pakistan and that is friendship and cooperation. Pakistan may be seen as an enemy to the general public or at least not an ally but Pakistan has been a fairly good ally to the United States in the past. Pakistan allows the US to truck supplies shipped into Pakistan into Afghanistan for our troops. They have cooperated in allowing US drones to strike their tribal regions on the Afghan border. They have been a great help to our operations in the Middle East and we need to maintain this friendly demeanor between our countries because they are a nuclear state and have a potentially unstable government. Money keeps them friendly and strong. [2]

Military

We fund their military because their military protects their nuclear stockpiles. Can you imagine if a terrorist group managed to attack a nuclear site and succeed? The affects would be devastating. A strong Pakistani military is a huge step towards making sure this nightmare never happens. While their people may not like the United States we must make sure that their government always will.

Balance of Power

India and Pakistan are both nuclear nations with a bloody and bitter history. By the US giving money to Pakistan and maintaining friendly relations with India they make sure the two countries leave each other alone by providing them with a common ally. If the US pulled its aid out of Pakistan it might feel isolated or cornered by India and the United States and act rashly. It is better to maintain this power balance.

This is why we need to continue to fund Pakistani aid.
Thank you.


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2] http://www.foreignaffairs.com...
Debate Round No. 2
ohhaiivonne

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ohhaiivonne forfeited this round.
ConservativePolitico

Con

I see I have made my point.

Extend all arguments. Time to wait this out...
Debate Round No. 3
ohhaiivonne

Pro

ohhaiivonne forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by ohhaiivonne 5 years ago
ohhaiivonne
What should I change it to?
Posted by thett3 5 years ago
thett3
change the resolution to something more ambiguous to keep debaters from googling the resolution and reaching this, and I'll accept.
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