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.