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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Time to Rethink Afghanistan by Kevin E. Dayhoff March 28, 2012 The Tentacle

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

So far, 2012 has not been a good year for the war in Afghanistan. Just last Monday a New York Times – CBS poll quantified what most Americans already know in their gut; support for the war is dropping sharply among both Democrats – and Republicans.

According to the New York Times’ article, “Support in U.S. for Afghan War Drops Sharply, Poll Finds,” “The survey (a copy of which may be accessed here,) found that more than two-thirds of those polled — 69 percent — thought that the United States should not be at war in Afghanistan. Just four months ago, 53 percent said that Americans should no longer be fighting in the conflict, more than a decade old.”

Inadvertently, the New York Times article explained part of the problem when it quoted “Michael E. O’Hanlon, a military expert at the Brookings Institution who is close to American commanders in Afghanistan, said that the opinion polls reflected a lack of awareness of the current policy…”

Yes, Mr. Hanlon, you are correct. Ten years of war and at this point in time, most Americans cannot tell you why we are still risking the lives of our young men and women…


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