Sample Extemp Topics
April 12, 2004
1. Is Linux a threat to national security?
2. Did Condoleezza Rice's testimony address the 9/11 attacks or simply defend the Bush administration?
3. August 6, 2001 PDB: Historical document or prediction of eminent attack?
4. Should the US complete the development of the F-22?
5. Are recent constitutional changes in China a sign of an improvement on human rights?
6. Should Japan withdraw its troops from Iraq due to the abduction of Japanese nationals?
7. Iraq: Budding civilization or barbarism?
8. Has Iran provided sufficient proof to the UN inspectors that they are not developing nuclear weapons?
9. Has the United States properly protected the human rights of prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay?
10. Should the United States keep its remaining nuclear arsenal?
11. Will John Kerry's wife be a liability?
12. Should George W. Bush testify publicly to the 9/11 commission?
13. Is the resignation of Minister of Interior Nouri Badran a sign of fundamental problems with the Coalition Provisional Authority?
14. Will coalition troops be able to implement a five percent reconstruction levy?
15. Did Operation Vigilant Resolve and Operation Resolute Sword make the conflict in Iraq worse?