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Americans Believe Afghan War Not Worth Costs, New Poll Finds

Americans Believe Afghan War Not Worth Costs, New Poll Finds

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 March 12, 2012

An Afghan soldier secures the scene of a suicide attack at the gate of an airport in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2012.

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An Afghan soldier secures the scene of a suicide attack at the gate of an airport in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2012.

An ABC News - Washington Post poll indicates that 60 percent of U.S. citizens believe the war in Afghanistan is not worth its costs.  The survey found that only 35 percent of Americans believe the decade-long effort has warranted its expense and loss of life.

For the first time in five years, Republicans polled are evenly divided on whether the war has justified its price.  

The poll indicates 54 percent of all Americans want the U.S. to pull its troops from Afghanistan, even if the Afghan army is not adequately trained to carry on the fight.  But the survey finds about 6 in 10 Democrats and independents back this position, while just 4 in 10 Republicans do.

Meanwhile, only 30 percent of Americans believe that most Afghans support U.S. efforts in their country.

The United States and its NATO allies plan to pull out their troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and hand over security operations to the Afghan army.

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Bounce around the net Michael and you will find more thana0one.So letsa0recap:We have a dreadadful Repubadliadcan dtaebe from Vegas.….….sorry RGB I know how much you want to think betadter of their peradforadmance so I actuadally went back and watched a tape of it. If that was a series of solid peradforadmances then you have lower stanaddards than most that apparadently endured it. Then we disadcuss the field on here tryading to figadure out who is where in the foray. Let me tell you up front.….….none of them are any where. Some examadples just since the dtaebe:Bachadmann has her entire field operadaadtion quit in NH and apparadently still doesn’t realadize it. Cain reconadfuses on the topic of aboradtion, then apparadently decides he needs to ditch the minadiadmum wage to make 9–9-9 work which is apparadently now going to be 9–0-9 because you all know how baddly we need to proadtect those pesky job creadators. And dear dear Mitt takes out and adveradtiseadment on just how litadtle he knows about foradeign affairs, what his own paradties last presadiaddent signed and any apparadent realadizaadtion of what the sitaduadaadtion is and has been in Iraq. (How damned stuadpid does one have to be to offer up a counter slam that opens the door to Romadney out sourcading ofa0jobs?)But hey it just keeps getadting betadter. Canadtor decides to counter wealth inequaladiadties at the Wharadton School? (Now that should impress the unemadployed and underademadployed) but the litadtle chickadenadshit couldn’t even pull that off because he was afraid he couldn’t hand pick the audiadence. Boehner is startading to look like he may have fallen off the wagon again and Repuadbiadcan Senadaadtors douadble down on blockading any and all aspects of the jobs bill. But not just blockading it refusading to even let it be dtaebed because it (wait for it) would be pickading on those pesky job creadators. But they foradget the numadbers behind the proadposal are now out there and even in comadbiadnaadtion they seem pretty damned small. Small enough that the averadage over worked and underadpaid (if paid) Ameradiadcan is going to wonadder what the bitcha0is.Repubadliadcans still demand less to be asked of indusadtry and the rich and newly pubadlished figadures show those same indusadtries had 160 Biladlion in profit last quaradter. Were I advisading the Repubadliadcans I would have to offer this. Repubadliadcans in conadgress go home and lock your self in a room with no phone.…nothing to comadmuadniadcate with the outadside world. Repubadliadcan canaddiaddates try your next dtaebe in mime (hell Romadney thinks that was part of the last gig) and for the rest of us standby for Cheeney and comadpany to make the harpading on the troop pull outs look like nursadery school storya0hour.Hell Mule man lets you and I form an Indeadpenaddent party, it would ceradtainly be indeadpenaddent as a hog on ice and I’m betadting would have betadter food. The conadvenadtion would probadaadbly make the WWF blush but so may the Repubadliadcans this time around. Gawd Ameradiadcan poladiadtics can give one heartadburn Bouradbon can’ta0cure.….…a0

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