Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Poll shows US support of war in Afghanistan hits all time low
""What are we really doing there? Who are we helping?" asks Chris Solomon, an independent from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina referring to the US military presence in Afghanistan in an interview with the Associated Press.
Solomon was among the respondents to a new AP-GfK poll, released today, that shows support for the war in Afghanistan has reached an all-time low, with only 27 percent of Americans saying they back the war and roughly half of those say that the ongoing American occupation is doing more harm than good.
Despite this growing lack of support, President Obama has promised to keep combat troops in Afghanistan until 2014, and the status agreement recently signed with his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzia, will keep US troops on the ground until at least 2024....
Associated Press: AP-GfK Poll: Support for Afghan war at new low......"