Most Americans now disapprove of the Afghanistan War

No more war! That’s the message the American people are sending as approval for the Afghanistan war has now dropped to an all-time low. A new AP poll shows that only 27% of Americans support the war – that’s a ten-point drop from one year ago.

On the flip-side two-thirds of Americans are opposed to the war – and 40% say they are “strongly opposed” to the war. So far – 1,834 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan – and the conditions don’t seem to be getting much better over there. French President-Elect Francois Hollande has promised to remove all troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year. I think it’s time we do the same.


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Maxrot 10 years 46 weeks ago

If only our country was set up to do the will of its people.


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leighmf 10 years 46 weeks ago

I am a Human American opposed to any war or any war related enterprise which enriches the bloody tyrants who are choking the life out of us and holding up the medical and technological progress of the entire world, unto its destruction.

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GaryGreen 10 years 45 weeks ago

What will Obama do? Continue to act like the good little corporate sock puppet that he is while espousing liberal soundbites because it's election time.

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Clarissa Smith 10 years 45 weeks ago

Not unlike little toddlers : I wanna go in, I wanna go in! ..... Boohoo, I wanna go out -- Boohoohoo!

Exactly the same attitude that made us loose the House in 2010. I hate that attitude. Never again invade anywhere!

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HalFonts 10 years 45 weeks ago

The American People never bought into the war; so it really doesn't matter what "they" think. it's not their war.

If as I always thought, it was: (1) for the Caspian Oil & Gas (pipeline) and transhipment route, and (2) a place for squandering military resources (men and materiel) -- ie war-without-end, war-profits-without-end, and (3) keeping militant Islamic freedom-fighters (and fanatics) disrupted and away from Pakistan'e nuclear materiel -- then we will leave; but we'll still be there long into the future.

The People have nothing to do with the quagmire that the Cheany-Bush gang got us into. And, President Obama has nothing to do with the reality of it either.

What infuriates me is that NOONE, has even suggested holding the previous US regime responsible for these untenable, unendable wars. And now they have a 50-50% chance of returning to power. Boggles the mind. I saw it happening; was no one else watching?

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Coulove 10 years 45 weeks ago

I don't think Obama will have a choice. The American people have spoken. I see our military returning from all over the world, swords to plowshares. The same happening in every other country in the world. I have a vision of the complete dematerialization of all weapons on Mother Earth and the beginning of 1000 years of abundance, peace, love, prosperity & joy.


downn2 10 years 45 weeks ago

This isn't our war's a continuation the conservatives never ending failed war on drugs they've been waging for the last 50 something years! You see, radical Evangelical extremist believe that voice in their head telling them that the whole society needs to be purified is GOD talking to them... and the only way to do that they believe is to WIPE OUT DRUGS, ,,and most of the world's poppy fields are guess where...That's right, in Afghanistan. Combine the fact THE WAR WILL NEVER BE OVER with how much money the defense industry makes off it and I guarantee you, it will never end.

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