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Mike Maffie

New Politics DA: Bush's BMD Bombshell

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For everyone looking to get an edge this weekend, there is a brand-new, never before run politics DA available.

 

By now, the camp files just wont cut it. It doesn't matter if you're looking for an early round upset or a championship blowout, having a new politics DA to run is a great way to take control of a tournament.

 

This file is super-current, no backfiles here. The evidence is all from 2007, most of it is from September/October.

 

Here is the scenario: Bush is pushing for a new BMD missile system (this is just like NMD, just international). But the proposed system is going in central Europe - supposedly for Iran. However, Russia is really concerned about having a BMD system that close to their country.

 

The link is popularity (Most of the plans are popular this year, I mean, who doesn't want to give money to Africa?) - which allows Bush to keep the money for BMD in the appropriations bill.

 

The result: The end of US-Russian relations as we know it. There are many extensions, such as Russian Launch on Warning, Russia-China alliance and Russian encirclement.

 

If the aff tries to impact turn, it’s game over. Iran isn’t going to be deterred by ten (count them, it’s only ten) BMD rockets. Iran can give weapons to terrorists, they can fire dummy-rockets or, they can just fire more than ten (seems like if you can make 10 nuclear weapons, you should be able to make 11).

 

This isn't a Monster file, it’s a brand-new file for any team looking for that extra win. There are 30 pages of aff answers. Even if you're not going to run BMD, you gotta be ready for it, and this is the only file out there right now. Good Luck,

 

Mike

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This is REALLY cool and worked great for me in round. If they have a hege advantage and try to impact turn with BMD good for Hege, hit em up with some hege turns, some counter-balancing, and use the Russia China cooperative CB stuff to really have some ownage impact wise. Its a great way to sandbag the block.

 

Besides that though, this DA only makes an impact from the SQ - accidental launch, etc more likely...doesn't really change the squo for a unique impact

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Is this scenario still unique? That is, is the argument based on funding, or what?

From AFP (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5i2Bv6tj4GolEExDkQfbdCONnfqsA)--

 

BAKU (AFP) — Washington is planning to go ahead with its missile defence system plans despite Moscow's objections and its costs are already included in next year's military budget, the US assistant secretary of state said during a visit to Azerbaijan. "The defence budget does include missile defence, and I am happy to report there is growing support by partners supporting the American Congress for missile defence and there is growing support in the NATO" military bloc, Daniel Fried said late Monday.

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The scenario is still very unique. The Congress is still working out funding levels in the 2008 appropriations bills so the lobbying by the President is still very relevant - even extremely timely. Currently the Congress is planning partial funding, so the scenario is still very brinky and unique.

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