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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:22 PM
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Support for Afghan war drops, CNN poll finds
Source: CNN

Support for Afghan war drops, CNN poll finds

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A new national poll indicates that support among Americans for the war in Afghanistan has hit a new low.

Forty-one percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday say they favor the war in Afghanistan -- down 9 points from May, when CNN polling suggested that half of the public supported the war.

Fifty-four percent say they oppose the war in Afghanistan, up 6 points from May.

"Afghanistan is almost certainly the Obama policy that Republicans like the most," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. "Nearly two-thirds of Republicans support the war in Afghanistan. Three-quarters of Democrats oppose the war."

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/06/poll.afghani... /
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:35 PM
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1. Time for the exit strategy. n/t
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 01:47 AM
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7. "BRING EM ON" shouted the AWOL CHIMPANZEE
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:39 PM
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2. Since both american and british troops searched the mountains and all the caves
and both concluded bin laden was not there...exactly why are we there anyways?
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 09:14 PM
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3. War! Good God youi'all. What is it good for?
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Psephos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 09:33 PM
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4. One begins thinking of the LaBrea tar pits... n/t
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 10:13 PM
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5. How many Americans should die for the Islamic republic of Afghanistan?
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 01:46 AM
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6. It's hard to tell what the real aim is there
Edited on Fri Aug-07-09 01:47 AM by fujiyama
considering the supposed goals the US set are really not realistically attainable. The US just hasn't placed any pressure on those countries that ferment the hateful ideology of Al Qaeda (Pakistan and Saudi Arabia). As long as there's no pressure (both economic and even militarily) and as long as those two countries remain among the top five biggest military welfare recipients, forget any real chance of "change" over there. Pakistan probably receives more direct aid from the US than any other nation (well other than probably Israel) and yet, year after year we see absolutely no results. Incredible.

If we're going to continue with the policy we're pursuing there now, we should just wrap it up and get out. Afghanistan probably has less chance of a functioning civil society than even Iraq...

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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 12:56 PM
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10. People of Afghanistan are going to do what they have always done
Whatever the hell they want. Whether we are there or not makes no difference so we might as well go home and save the $$$.
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 10:55 AM
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8. Any yet the elected Democrats don't reflect public opinion.
That much is clear.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 10:59 AM
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9. Like the Iraqi War Crime, the only support is media-generated.
Hoi Polloi do exactly as they are told.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 05:29 PM
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11. K&R
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