Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Support for the Afghanistan War dropped to new lows according to the latest New York Times/CBS poll released Monday.
The results come after the brutal killings this month of 17 Afghan civilians by Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who has been charged by the military with 17 counts of murder, six counts of attempted murder and six counts of assault.
Sixty-nine percent now say the U.S. should not be involved in the war in Afghanistan, up from 53 percent in November. President Obama remains tone deaf on the subject of the Afghanistan war, stubbornly committed a 2014 timeline for withdrawal.
The poll also shows Americans think the war is not going well for the U.S. with 68 percent saying it’s going badly, with 35 percent saying “very badly.” In addition, 59 percent think the war was not a success.