Breaking News that's no so breaking!! | General Discussion Topics | Forum

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Breaking News that's no so breaking!!
August 20, 2010
6:57 pm
Avatar
Cole_Trickle
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2730
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 oppose war in Afghanistan

LAWRENCE, Mass. – A majority of Americans see no end in sight in Afghanistan, and nearly six in 10 oppose the nine-year-old war as President Barack Obama sends tens of thousands more troops to the fight, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

With just over 10 weeks before nationwide elections that could define the remainder of Obama's first term, only 38 percent say they support his expanded war effort in Afghanistan — a drop from 46 percent in March. Just 19 percent expect the situation to improve during the next year, while 29 percent think it will get worse. Some 49 percent think it will remain the same.

The numbers could be ominous for the president and his Democratic Party, already feeling the heat for high unemployment, a slow economic recovery and a $1.3 trillion federal deficit. Strong dissent — 58 percent oppose the war — could depress Democratic turnout when the party desperately needs to energize its supporters for midterm congressional elections.

A majority of Americans do welcome Obama's decision to end combat operations in Iraq. Some 68 percent approve, a number unchanged from earlier this year. The last American combat brigade began leaving Iraq on Thursday, ahead of Obama's Aug. 31 deadline for ending the U.S. combat role there.

Seven years after that conflict began, 65 percent oppose the war in Iraq and just 31 percent favor it.

The growing frustration with the Afghanistan war was evident in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District, not far from Concord where Minutemen fought for a new nation in 1775. In Lawrence, whose textile mills once relied on the roaring Merrimack River, exasperation with the war in Afghanistan is evident.

"If they could resolve the issue, stabilize the government, that would be good. But we can't do this forever and lose more lives," said Terry Landers, 53, an electrician from North Andover.

U.S. troops have suffered more than 1,100 deaths in Afghanistan since fighting began in October 2001, including a monthly record of 66 in July. Last fall, Obama authorized an increase in the force in Afghanistan by 30,000 to 100,000 troops — triple the level from 2008. Many in Congress are increasingly doubtful that the military effort can succeed without a tough campaign against bribery and graft that have eroded the Afghan people's trust in their government.

Opinions in the poll — and among those interviewed — were more positive about Iraq as Obama's deadline for the exit of U.S. combat forces approached.

"I think we really need to give them an opportunity to economically, socially grow," said Mary Campbell, 56, a Lawrence city worker. "I think it's more helpful if we're not in their face all the time, so the deadline is, I think, a good thing, to see how stable they are."

The congressional seat is held by Rep. Niki Tsongas, a Democrat who is the widow of a former senator and one of the party's 1992 presidential contenders, Paul Tsongas. Four Republicans and one independent are seeking to oust her in November, with the primary next month.

Lawrence has lost two sons in Iraq of the more than 4,400 Americans killed since fighting began in March 2003. Obama ran for president in part on a pledge to pull out of Iraq and divert U.S. resources to Afghanistan, and that shift has been accompanied by a changing death toll in each country.

The war views expressed in a Lawrence diner, in a park across from City Hall and at an Essex Street hot dog cart, were echoed by poll participants across the country.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_.....obama_wars

And the ray of Hope which just so happens to be the very best news of all:

[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

WELCOME HOME!!!

Bring Em All Home Cole

August 21, 2010
11:25 pm
Avatar
evutch
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 259
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

nice to see the "right" getting MORE anti war.
i thought it was going to be a "left" thing..

but NOW that we have a democrat in pres office, it's OK to protest what was STUPID and a LIE in the first place under "mission accomplished" d'uh byah.
bout time.
teabaggers are smelling the coffee.

August 21, 2010
11:33 pm
Avatar
greeney2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 10245
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

but NOW that we have a democrat in pres office, it's OK to protest what was STUPID and a LIE in the first place under "mission accomplished" d'uh byah.
bout time.

Its your Democrat that escalated the war in Afganistan, remember. Time to stop yaking about Bush, this one is on Obama.

I'd also like to add that its Okay that 60% are against the war. I seriously doubt if that 60% are in favor of posting the 90,000 pages of Documents, that name Afgans, and will get people killed. There is a monumental difference between the two, being against the war and being willing to print sensitive documents that will get people killed.

August 22, 2010
4:05 am
Avatar
Aquatank
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1060
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey hey lets remember Bush II is what caused the extra time there by ignoring it & OBL to screw over Iraq instead. OBL is/was a threat to us, SH was just a turkey minding his own business at home.

August 22, 2010
8:29 am
Avatar
frrostedman
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 3815
Member Since:
September 4, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I wish all the anti-Bush fanatics would quit forgetting the things that happened while Bush was president. Things that he didn't cause, but things he had to react to.

To name 3. 9/11, the Enron scandal, and Katrina.

That's just the beginning of what he had to deal with. Not many people on Earth could have handled those 3 things and come out smelling like a rose.

So give it a break. What's done is done. Quit deflecting away the fact that we have a horrible President by blaming everything on Bush. Enough is enough already.

Jimmy Carter was a better president than the one we have. 🙄

You wanted your "anyone but Bush," and that's what you got. Be happy. Everything is great now. The country is saved.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

August 22, 2010
8:33 am
Avatar
greeney2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 10245
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

When Bush sent us into Afganistan, it was voted on by Congress, and no other event I can remember had everyone flying flags on their house and every car you saw have the American flags on the windows, flying in the wind. We were a united country, when Bush went into Afganistan.

August 22, 2010
4:09 pm
Avatar
Cole_Trickle
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2730
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"greeney2" wrote: When Bush sent us into Afganistan, it was voted on by Congress, and no other event I can remember had everyone flying flags on their house and every car you saw have the American flags on the windows, flying in the wind. We were a united country, when Bush went into Afganistan.

Yeah and it was all a deception and people like you swallowed it hook line and sinker. Shameful that you lack the stones to admit that Bush and his band were WRONG. So I'll ask you one more time Sir---who funded Bin Laden---who funded the Taliban--who formed and funded --Al_k_Duh ?

And you Sir have the audacity to say the things you do in regard to BIAS---You and yours are as Biased toward this Government, the Military, the System as humanly possible and you lack the guts to admit it--it makes intelligent debate all but impossible because you're so brainwashed.

The expense of the action in both Iraq and Afghanistan are not worth the cost of even one US or coalition LIFE--Not one---and the expense is beyond comprehension when you factor in the strain on the World Economy let alone the US ECONOMY---Do you grasp any of this Greeney? Do you even care?

Surely you know why they rattle sabers when it comes to Iran as opposed to actual bomb dropping-- Do you think Bombs raining down on London may have something to do with it? Probably not--you probably think Iran is a dirt poor third world country like the other two--

Go ahead Greeny order an air strike ---sit back and watch what happens next!

Bush left this shit-hole behind, one that NOBODY can dig their way out of--Let alone an easy Mark like Obama--you getting this Greeney--any of it?

Losing a son or daughter to legitimate conflict is bad enough, but losing them to a Lie should be a criminal offense---Yes they embellished the WMD Thing, only a flaming FOOL would deny this, or maybe someone who isn't very bright--which would that be??--gee I wonder!!!!

How convenient was the Hasan Op? You know the one right before the vote on the increase in Troops to Afghanistan----guess that was pure coincidence wasn't it? Full Muslim garb conveniently caught on camera to make the easy sell to the very DUMB PUBLIC--IN A CONVENIENT STORE NO LESS--Something millions of fat lazy Americans can relate to. Laugh

This side show ( YES THAT'S EXACTLY WTF IT IS ) has run it's course----Surely you've seen the decisive and underhanded GOP move toward painting Obama as a Muslim--have you not-- It is about religion and being a Muslim is it not---Muslim = Terrorists = a very brainwashed public---Isn't that correct Greeney? Oh but not every Muslim is evil, a bomb maker, or a baby killing machine--RIGHT GREENEY~~~Some are decent fellow human beings--RIGHT GREENEY--Just as long as they stay on their side of the street--RIGHT AGAIN!!

Just like Gay's and Black's and Mexican's and all the rest---Right!!!

It's sad that these ridiculous conflicts have to be sold to the citizenry like bread on a shelf, sadder yet are all of those who blindly buy just because they THINK the price is a bargain.

I fully support the Troops--just not this completely bullshit operation in Afghanistan. I'd rather have them home doing the job they enlisted for--protecting the American people from Enemies both foreign and domestics, all within the confines of the United States.

Don't get pistol whipped to death over the Muslim Mosque @ The marketed ( made for TV ) ground-zero site---might give you brain damage to think about it with an open mind. 😉

Bring Em All Home Cole

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 288

Currently Online:
76 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

greeney2: 10245

bionic: 9870

Lashmar: 5289

tigger: 4576

rath: 4297

DIss0n80r: 4161

sandra: 3858

frrostedman: 3815

Wing-Zero: 3278

Tairaa: 2842

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 24222

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 31

Topics: 8750

Posts: 123584

Newest Members:

[email protected], Aaron Breuer, Kjel, Kyle, White Buffalo, Swampfox61, Leo jensen, clive twist, John Smith

Administrators: John Greenewald: 592, blackvault: 1776