Support for Barry’s War Declines Sharply

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Support for Barry’s War, AKA, the Afghanistan war, has declined sharply. According to the latest Quinnipiac Poll:

Support for President Obama’s policy in Afghanistan turns the political landscape upside down.

· Democrats say 62 – 33 percent the United States should not be there, even though the O-bots strongly support Obama on virtually all other issues

· Republicans, who oppose Obama on most issues, back the war 64 – 31 percent

· Independent voters say 54 – 40 percent the United States should not be in Afghanistan

· Military families are divided, as 49 percent believe the U.S. is doing the right thing in Afghanistan while 47 percent say the U.S. should not be involved

I believe the decline can be traced directly to Obama backing away from his campaign promise to begin drawing down U.S. troops from Afghanistan in the summer of 2011.

Reports say U.S. troops will now remain in Afghanistan to at least 2014 at a cost of $8 billion dollars a month.

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6 Responses to Support for Barry’s War Declines Sharply

  1. Randy Arroyo says:

    Obama has charged his debt commission with finding solutions to pay-off his predecessor’s debt and deficit on the backs of retirees, the poor, and the disabled but Obama wants to keep the embers of war burning until 2014 and beyond. Little wonder public approval for this stupid conflict is tanking by the day.

  2. Mets Fan says:

    Obama wimped out on the July, 2011 withdrawal. He’s been co-opted by the military and led around by the nose by Robert Gates.

    What a shame. There’s nothing like thinking you’re voting for a Democrat only to discover your new president governs like a Republican.

  3. Jolly Roger says:

    Hey, we can afford it. It isn’t like we have anything else to spend the money on, right?

  4. Brigadoon says:

    It is going to be interesting to watch Obama squirm and spin in 2012 as he attempts to make his case for reelection with 100,000 troops still in Afghanistan. My prediction is, he will borrow from his buddy George W. Bush and say “we have to fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here,” The question then becomes, will the voters buy it? My guess is, no. The voters will be ready to move on.

  5. TOM339 says:

    So the US Treasury is empty but Obama wants to run the Afghanistan war into 2014?

    Let’s do the math:

    $8 billion a month for 36 months equals $288 billion not taking into account appropriations that will always be requested by Congress. This staggering sum will be in the form of debt added to the already paralyzing deficit but this House Negro president wants to cut the rolls of Social Security?

    Do you see a pattern here? I do.

    If Social Security has $3.8 trillion in the trust fund by 2025 to pay benefits, what better way to fund American Empire than to raid the Social Security trust fund for the next decade and beyond?

    This is war, alright. War against the poor and elderly in this nation.

  6. Barry lacks the cajones to end war in Afghanistan.

    Like Democratic strategist James Carville told the Christian Science Monitor at a breakfast on Thursday morning, “If Hillary gave him one of her balls, they’d both have two.”

    The Ragin’ Cajun is correct, too.

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