A new CBS News poll on American public sentiment toward the Afghan War, which is approaching its 10th anniversary, shows overwhelming opposition on a number of fronts, with strong majorities demanding immediate troop cuts and overwhelming majorities opposed to continuing the conflict much longer.
The poll showed 62 percent of Americans want immediate troop cuts, with only 24 percent content to keep levels where they are and 7 percent open to an increase.
Other questions showed that the number who want major, immediate cuts has increased from July of 2010, with only 28 percent of Americans willing to have large numbers of troops remaining in Afghanistan for more than two additional years.
A “two additional year” window isn’t going to do the Obama Administration much good, particularly with officials trying to set up a deal to keep troops in Afghanistan through 2024. The overwhelming opposition seems to be coming to a head, and is something which will need to be addressed sooner, rather than later.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Trump: US May Have No Choice But to Totally Destroy North Korea - September 19th, 2017
- US Establishes First Permanent Military Base in Israel - September 18th, 2017
- Trump Wants Massive Military Parade in DC on July 4 - September 18th, 2017
- Senate Backs Bill to Pump $700 Billion into Military - September 18th, 2017
- Mattis Says Military Options Exist Against North Korea - September 18th, 2017