NOVEMBER PRO MANUSCRIPTCLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL
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1DECEMBERINTRODUCTIONPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said:I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.
It is because my partner and I agree with Roosevelt’s sentiment, that the United States isn’t perfect, and that we have room to improve, especially in our policies, that …
PREVIEW STATEMENTWe affirm the Resolved: Current U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East undermines ournational security.Our affirmation will focus on 2 key areas of analysis:Firstly, Leaving Iraq undermines our national securitySecondly, US support of Israel undermines our national securityDEFINITIONS
We define the following:Middle East:Middle East has fairly controversial definitions. Thus, when we approach the resolution today, we
must examine its definition in today’s world. We also attempt to be as inclusive as
possible without leaving the realms of logic, to account for a variety of different arguments on both sides of theresolution. Because of this, we define the Middle East as how the G-8 summit, as well as the MiddleEast nations themselves define the term, to mean the primarily Muslim nations, as well as Israel, inNorthern Africa and Southwestern Asia, generally stretching from Libya to Afghanistan, and oftenincluding Pakistan.
an extensive area of southwestern Asia and northern Africa, stretching from theMediterranean Sea to Pakistan and including the Arabian peninsula.