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laurenoschmann
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KikoSanchez182
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The U.S Government should cease from pursuing the war on terror

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Started: 2/28/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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laurenoschmann

Con

The U.S Government should not cease from pursuing the war on terror because Iraq is still an ongoing threat to the United States.
KikoSanchez182

Pro

I'm not sure where you are going with Iraq in connection with the war on terror. Either way, we should cease this extensive, costly, and ultimately counter-productive war on terror. That does not mean a complete repudiation of international intelligence and taking all options off the table, but our current WOT and Bush Doctrine are not the way to go.
Debate Round No. 1
laurenoschmann

Con

Although the war is costly in many different ways i believe that without the United States protecting its people from outside terror then its people will surely perish. In some cases the protection involves war and although there are many sacrifices in war, they are all necessary for the greater good of the people in America, all costs aside we must continue the war on terror to protect ourselves and our country.
KikoSanchez182

Pro

"All costs aside we must continue the war on terror"

My opponent has shown little regard for the cost of this ongoing solution and does not seem to take into account the massive costs incurred for maintaining such a global fight. Our debt is very problematic and growing constantly. We are cutting back in all areas and the War on Terror could be a place to cut deeply.

Cost, though, is not the crux of my argument by any means. My opponent believes that the War on Terror equals protection. He seems to ignore the 9/11 Commission Report and heeds from the likes of Ron Paul that warn us of "blowback". To think Bin Laden and his ilk hate us because we are free or just western/secular, is to completely ignore his own words.

In his own words from his Fatwa against the US in 1998, "First, for over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places" He goes onto to rail against the US's sanction against Iraq and our support for Israel.
Debate Round No. 2
laurenoschmann

Con

laurenoschmann forfeited this round.
KikoSanchez182

Pro

Pro has failed to show how the war on terror makes us safer. Rather, evidence from history has shown that being in their land is more often the cause of terrorism itself. Pro has failed to make a substantial argument and believes it should continue at all costs. Also, he made an random reference to Iraq, without supporting it.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by KikoSanchez182 6 years ago
KikoSanchez182
No votes???
Posted by democrat435 6 years ago
democrat435
this is an interesting debate topic and ithink another one on this topic should be staged so more people can give thier views as a lot of people have different perspectives on this!
Posted by KikoSanchez182 6 years ago
KikoSanchez182
2nd round source:

http://www.fas.org...
Posted by wjmelements 6 years ago
wjmelements
"You will be allowed to type up to 1,000 characters for every round of debate."

Increase and I'll accept.
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