Thursday, May 10, 2012

Afghanistan War Less Popular All the Time

via HuffPo

Support for the war in Afghanistan has hit a new low and is on par with support for the Vietnam War in the early 1970s, a bad sign for President Barack Obama as he argues that to end the war responsibly the United States must remain in Afghanistan another two years.

Only 27 percent of Americans say they back the war effort, and 66 percent oppose the war, according to an AP-GfK poll released Wednesday.

A November 1971 Harris poll showed a record-high 65 percent of Americans said that continued fighting in Vietnam was "morally wrong." By that time the United States was already drastically cutting the size of its fighting force in Vietnam on the road to a full withdrawal in 1973.
What's your opinion? Don't you think Obama can talk his way out of this one?

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  1. As long as there isn't a draft and the body counts are relatively low Afghanistan isn't going to figure prominently in the next election.

  2. Newsflash Mike - there were and are loads or right-wing Americans against the war in A-stan. Yours truly thought we should have made the rubble bounce and then leave back in 2001. I even wrote about the DoD getting out here:

    Also, many left-wing, anti-gun types were all for intervention there and in the Balkans. Some of the same people were for involvement in Libya and want us to get involved in Syria.

  3. I think it is intellectually and morally consistent and principled to endorse gun control and an anti-gun stance while at the same time voting for a person who shoots peace and democracy missiles into harmless villages.
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  4. This really isn't news. If I wanna get this info all I have to do turn on one of the major news channel