‘Why Are We There? Who Are We Helping?’ Americans Tire of Endless War

What’s astounding about these numbers is that, even after being dumbed down by mainstream media, folks are still waking up to the futility of remaining in Afghanistan.

New AP-GfK Poll:  “In results released Wednesday [May 9, 2012], 66 percent opposed the war, with 40 percent saying they were “strongly” opposed.”

It took the Soviets ten years.  It’s taking us a bit longer.  Could it be our national leadership has too much ego invested in our support for the Karzai government?  As Colin Powell once said, “Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”

Read the Common Dreams story on this poll here.

For us peace activists, the task at hand is to send a clear message that Obama must overcome his administration’s egoistic “stay the course” mentality or risk losing what’s left of our support.

About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.
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