View Poll Results: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

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    43 87.76%
  • No, we should stay and continue the mission.

    6 12.24%
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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    still doesnt cover the number of afghan veterans.if iraq until 3 and a half years ago covered 3/4's of all deployments,wouldnt 3/4's of all post 9/11 vets be iraq and not afghan vets????????
    "Pew surveyed 1,853 veterans, including 712 who served in the military after the 9/11 attacks."

    Survey: Veterans say Afghanistan, Iraq wars not worth it - CNN.com
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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Afghan President Wants U.S. Troops To Leave Early


    "As both nations still digest the consequences of Sunday’s events, the President of Afghanistan wants the U.S. to accelerate its withdrawal from the county, just as polls are starting to show that Americans feel exactly the same way:

    Afghan president Hamid Karzai told U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that he wants an accelerated scale-back of American troops from the country.

    Karzai wants Afghan troops to be in control of security in his country by the end of 2013 – a year ahead of schedule, according to the Associated Press."

    "Karzai’s comments come at the same time that Gallup releases a new poll showing that a growing number of Americans support an accelerated withdrawal timetable:

    PRINCETON, NJ — Fifty percent of Americans say the United States should speed up withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, while 24% prefer sticking to the current timetable to leave by the end of 2014, and 21% say the U.S. should stay as long as it takes to accomplish its goals. Democrats and independents are most likely to favor a faster withdrawal than planned. Republicans are about equally divided between favoring a faster withdrawal and keeping troops in Afghanistan until the U.S. accomplishes its goals.

    The results are based on a March 13 USA Today/Gallup poll, conducted a few days after a U.S. serviceman went on a shooting rampage, killing 16 Afghan civilians. This was the latest in a series of reports of troubling behavior by U.S. service members in Afghanistan, including reports of some soldiers burning Qurans and others urinating on the corpses of Taliban soldiers.

    More than one in three Americans say their opinions on how long U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan have changed because of events there in recent weeks, while 60% say their views have not changed. The vast majority of those whose opinions have changed — equal to 27% of Americans in total — say they now think the U.S. should withdraw sooner than they previously thought."

    Afghan President Wants U.S. Troops To Leave Early
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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    All we need there is a few well guarded drone bases. The Taliban will never regain control if we keep killing their leaders.
    Pull everyone else out they are nothing but targets for wannabe terrorists.

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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    After the most recent events in Afghanistan, is it time to cut our losses and bring the troops home?
    It was time to cut and run 11 years ago.... We should have gone into Afghanistan, found Bin Laden and left.

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