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>Polls Prove It: Even Most Afghans Don’t Want Us There Despoiling Their Country

>Since a quarter of those polled in Afghanistan want us out of that country immediately, and many more feel we are waging a losing battle, I suggest we pull our troops out ASAP – not defined by Obama, however. He lied to us before on this issue. Each year the war stretches to new time boundaries. There is no winning this war. Obama knows it. He is manipulating the American soldier and taxpayers just as Bush did. When will we learn that governments Lie, Cheat, and Kill? I have just posted a new active website to publish in part a novel I am writing. Don’t be frightened by the title: KILL – Hitlers Versus Heroes. It can be found on the following web site for which I am providing a link:      Http://

Afghanistan Poll: Afghans Lose Confidence In U.S. & NATO Forces

First Posted: 12- 6-10 08:30 AM   |   Updated: 12- 6-10 09:18 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than a quarter of Afghans see insurgent attacks against American troops as justified, according to a poll released Monday (PDF), an increase that comes as the U.S.-led NATO coalition pushes to reduce civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
Twenty-seven percent of Afghans polled said the attacks can be justified. Last year, the number was just 8 percent as former NATO commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal issued strict guidelines limiting the use of force in an effort to reduce civilian casualties.
This year’s sharp increase brings the number back to levels seen earlier in the nine-year war.
The poll, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points, was based on face-to-face interviews with a random sample of nearly 1,700 Afghan adults in all 34 of the country’s provinces. It was conducted from Oct. 29-Nov. 13 by ABC News, the BBC, ARD German TV and The Washington Post.
The number of Afghan civilians killed or injured soared 31 percent in the first six months of the year, but they were largely caused by Taliban attacks, according to the United Nations.
Casualties from NATO and Afghan government forces dropped 30 percent, compared with the first half of 2009, mainly because of curbs on the use of airpower and heavy weapons, the U.N. said.
Monday’s survey also showed Afghans are losing confidence in the United States and NATO to provide security in their country, and they are more willing to see a negotiated settlement with the Taliban than they were last year.