According to an A-P/G-f-K poll released last week, 66% of Americans now oppose the war in Afghanistan. Support for the war has reached a new low of 27%. The poll also found that 27% … far less than last year … think the killing of Osama bin Laden by U-S troops increased the threat of terrorism against Americans.
Opposition to the war would have been overwhelming years ago, if more than a very small percentage of Americans either served in Afghanistan or had a close relative serve there. Opposition would have been overwhelming if our politicians had had the spine to raise a tax to pay for the war. For most Americans, Afghanistan and Iraq are distant, completely impersonal concepts.
Apparently, we Americans are so dumb that we don’t realize the war debt will need to be paid some time, by future generations.
The leadership of this mission has been inept and dishonest from the beginning. Apathetic, ignorant citizens share the blame with cowardly politicians.