The war in Afghanistan, remember, the country of the Taliban & the country that provided a safe haven for Osama bin Ladin & his training camps, yes, that country, that war, is not going so well. Osama lives, somewhere, & support for the Afghan war is dwindling to very low levels.
In Canada, only 16 per cent of respondents want the Kandahar mission extended. Nearly half, meanwhile, believe Canadian troops should be withdrawn from the area before the mandate ends in February 2009.
Netherlands: Support for the mission among the Dutch has dropped slightly from 56 to 50 per cent between April and July. Fifty eight per cent however don't want their troops in the tough province of Uruzgan.
Though still part of the coalition, the Polish are a lot less willing these days. Only 17 per cent of Polish respondents to a recent poll support the presence of their troops in Afghanistan.
In Germany, over half of respondents want their troops pulled,....
While in Britain, a majority think the presence of their soldiers in Afghanistan is useless.
And half of Italians want all of Italy's soldiers out of Afghanistan and over 38 per cent consider the mission a waste of money.
& in the good old USA:
It's nearly the same in Spain, where half of respondents want their government to withdraw Spanish troops from the country.
Looks like Georgie-boy Bu$hCo doesn't have much of a touch with the looking into the eyes & seeing souls thing these days.
Finally, in the United States: 69 per cent of respondents think the war in Afghanistan against al-Qaeda and the Taliban is not going well.
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