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Support for Afghanistan War Rises


By John Martin - Posted on 07 June 2011

More Americans are realize there's a chance we could pull off some level of success in Afghanistan, with 43 percent of Americans saying the war is worth fighting, up from 31 percent in March: http://goo.gl/hLcKv . The Washington Post-ABC News poll also found opposition to the war among Democrats dropping from 79 percent to 63 over the lst three months.

This will no doubt help the President as he plans for only a modest drawdown of troops this summer.

Even before bin Laden was captured, things were beginning to turn around over there. Part of the justification for electing Obama was that he'd concentrate on winning in Afghanistan-- something that was not done during Bush. In just over two years, Obama's plan is finally paying dividends. It'd be a shame if we left prematurely, and let that country spiral out of control yet again.

 

Amen. Amen. And Amen.

The 2008 Presidential election was the most important election I had ever voted in (my first being 1980).  

In deciding among the candidates (I considered both D's and R's), the candidate who resonated with me the most was Barack Obama.  During the post-9/11 years I kept saying to myself, "I completely agree with President Bush's decision to go into Afghanistan.  Why did we take our eyes off that cause?"  Then-candidate Obama was the only one who stated my questions verbatim, and said he had a plan.

I voted for him because of that, and I haven't regretted that decision.  I may disagree with him on some of his decisions (WHY, for example, is Geitner still Treas Sec'y? Buth that's just my inherent distrust of the corporatacracy in general). 

However, I was completely willing to accept him as a human being with whom I would disagree on some issues but still respect. I haven't regretted my decision one bit, and I'll proudly support him in 2012.

 

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