LAWRENCE, Mass. – A majority of Americans see no end in sight in Afghanistan, and nearly six in 10 oppose the nine-year-old war as President Barack Obama sends tens of thousands more troops to the fight, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
With just over 10 weeks before nationwide elections that could define the remainder of Obama's first term, only 38 percent say they support his expanded war effort in Afghanistan — a drop from 46 percent in March. Just 19 percent expect the situation to improve during the next year, while 29 percent think it will get worse. Some 49 percent think it will remain the same.
The numbers could be ominous for the president and his Democratic Party, already feeling the heat for high unemployment, a slow economic recovery and a $1.3 trillion federal deficit. Strong dissent — 58 percent oppose the war
Answer by urkiddingright at 3:31 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 3:13 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
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Answer by parrishsky at 2:42 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
It would be interesting to see what voting districts he is sending troops overseas from.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 5:10 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Yes pull out. Nothing will be solved, now or a year from now. And farmlady, yes every American should care if were at war or not. You can walk around with blinders on if you like, and not care what happens around you as long as your not involved. Besides thinking it's unnecessary violence that will get us nowhere, we are spending everyone's tax dollars on this war, so we all get a voice.
Answer by mommom2000 at 3:47 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Laura2U at 4:28 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 5:05 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
1) Again, war is costly- in terms of money, time, lives and resources. 2) We can no longer afford to be the world's keeper- perhaps China and India can take over that role. 3) How many countries are we going to wage war with in the ME- what is the exact reason for that region and those folks? 4) Many complain about the possibility of Sharia Law being introduced by extremists here- what is the difference between that happening and the US stomping all over the ME? Why should they conform to our way of thinking, living, ideologies? 5) Where is the human to human respect, and live and let live? 6) Why must everyone be like us? 7) Secure the borders and bring the troops. 8) Respect others and their borders. 9) Learn how to get along. 10) Let's see if extending respect will lead to respect given in return.
Answer by Sisteract at 6:38 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Next question overall
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