As we continue to get bad news from Afghanistan the American people have turned sharply against the war in the past few months. Overwhelming the American people think we should no longer be fighting the conflict. From New York Times:
The survey found that more than two-thirds of those polled — 69 percent — thought that the United States should not be at war in Afghanistan. Just four months ago, 53 percent said that Americans should no longer be fighting in the conflict, more than a decade old.
It is way past the time for us to get out of Afghanistan. We are not going to win the hearts and minds or build a nation state from scratch in our own imagine. After a decade there is zero reason to think another 3 months, 16 months, or 16 years will make any difference. All that continuing this war does is needlessly waste Afghan and American lives and billions of taxpayer money.
The American people want us out now. When will President Obama finally listen? How many more lives and billions are going to waste on this war the electorate is against?