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June 24, 2011 Poll Results

Do you agree with the president's plan to pull 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by December and another 23,000 by the end of next summer?

Yes. It's time to wind down our involvement 80% 236 votes
No. We need a larger presence there 20% 59 votes
Total: 295 Votes

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


June 24, 2011
9:23 p.m.

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I agree we should pull back but I don't agree with the President's plan. He should listen to the Generals on the ground.

June 25, 2011
4:24 a.m.

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The re-election campaign is is full swing.

June 27, 2011
5:57 a.m.

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All run on the promise to get us out of these 'involvements', but as soon as the candidate is elected, he discovers the real gravity and necessity of our presence in many of these places and bows to reality.
Before you know it...
...year four is on the horizon and it's time to kiss the Liberal butt for a while and make promises he knows are probably NOT in the Country's best interest.
After re-election, free from the shackles of election politics, the lame duck President can become a responsible leader again.

June 27, 2011
3:47 p.m.

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Our President is elected by citizens to represent the will of the people and their aspirations. Not to side step them. All war's should start and end with the will of American people- not any general on the ground. The military is simply in place to carry out any mission established by the citizens- Not the other way around. To Clifford above- Generals determining war strategy without the consent of the governed is defined as a Dictatorship- not a Democracy which the USA is supposed to be ...- OF, FOR and BY the People.... Perhaps if more Americans understood this basic civic lesson, -that power should be in our hands, not the Presidents or the Generals or the Corporations - perhaps our world would be a more peaceful place and our country wouldnt be spiriling downward economically.

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