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Poll: Voters Want To End Afghan Mission

ASBURY PARK, N.J., Aug. 11 (UPI) — A majority of likely U.S. voters say U.S. forces should be out of Afghanistan either immediately or within a year, a poll released Thursday reported.

Rasmussen Reports said 59 percent of those surveyed want the troops home, 28 percent say there should not be a timetable for withdrawal and 13 percent are unsure.

The percentage favoring getting out of Afghanistan has increased significantly since June when it was 51 percent. In September 2009, 39 percent favored getting out, and that increased to 43 percent in September 2010.

Only 22 percent of those surveyed said the United States has a clearly defined mission in Afghanistan.

The biggest swing is among Republicans, with 43 percent saying the troops should be home within a year or immediately and 42 percent opposed to setting a deadline. In June, Republicans were overwhelmingly opposed to a timetable.

Republicans identifying with the Tea Party movement are slightly more likely than other Republicans to favor getting out.

Seventy-six percent of Democrats and 58 percent of independents favor getting out quickly.

Rasmussen Reports surveyed 1,000 likely voters Aug. 9-10. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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    Students of history (not “revised” history) know there will be no winners in Afghanistan other than those who live there. Didn’t our geniuses in Washington learn anything in Vietnam? Our whore media, which has been in bed with America’s ultraleft space cadets long before most of us were born, refuses to remember that a certain guy in the W H (yes, The Anointed One) made getting out of that part of the world a PRIORITY before he was elected. Now, his memory comes and goes. The memories of his braindead followers come and go – and forget the whore media.
    Is Bummer trying to be like LBJ? LBJ (and his wife) made a lot of money from our presence in Vietnam. Could it be that Bummer is making money from our Afghanistan presence? It would be so nice if he could tell us WHY he’s had such a change of opinion. Maybe someone suggested the idea of easy money. Since Queen Nancy and her hubby had no qualms about making money from our presence in Iraq/Afghanistan, well, you get the picture.
    Integrity for sale. Leadership has its “rewards.” Some are more equal than others. Yep, all that crap and a buck might get you a cup of coffee at a choke and puke, people.


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