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August 23, 2010 Poll Results

The last American combat unit in Iraq left last week. How do you feel about the other U.S. involvement -- in Afghanistan?

I support our war effort in Afghanistan 30% 47 votes
We should pull our troops out of Afghanistan 69% 107 votes
Total: 154 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


August 23, 2010
12:14 p.m.

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Definitely pull our troops out! We never should have been there in the first place! There is no way on earth that we have the power to change millions of years of culture for the people of those countries, and I wonder if we even have the right to do so. We have enough problems at home to take care. Send all those troops to patrol our Mexican border!

August 25, 2010
11:54 a.m.

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Actually, we were there for a good purpose, pursuing the Taliban and Al Quida. It's Iraq where we should not have ever been. Unfortunately those forces have flourished while we were distracted by Iraq and had placed Pakistan and Afghanistan on "the back burner".

Whether we can recoup from our distraction in Iraq remains to be seen.

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