Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Obama losing war support
Americans are losing confidence in the ability to win in Afghanistan

KABULAFGHANISTAN—With the deadliest month in Afghanistan on record, more Americans are expressing concern the United States and its allies cannot win the war. USA Today reports:

“Support for Obama's management of the war fell to 36%, down from 48% in a February poll. Now, a record 43% also say it was a mistake to go to war there after the terrorist attacks in 2001.”

Its no wonder the administration is losing support for the war with tiring allies, a corrupt Afghan leader and government, decreasing support from natives, and pressure from foreign agitators. The slide in approval of Obama’s handling of the war coincides with his domestic approval as recorded in the USA Today/Gallup poll:

“Only 41% of those surveyed Tuesday through Sunday approved of the way Obama is handling his job, his lowest rating in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll since he took office in January 2009. In Gallup's separate daily tracking poll, his approval was at 45% Monday.”

Pressure is mounting from the left of the president’s party to exit the war and focus on domestic issues— conceding defeat regardless of its consequences.

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