Afghan War Less Popular Than Ever [FAIR]

March 15, 2011

by Peter Hart

The new Washington Post/ABC poll is on the front page of the paper today (3/15/11):

Nearly two-thirds of Americans now say the war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting, the highest proportion yet opposed to the conflict, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.

The Post‘s write-up includes a lot of strange language about the political situation for the White House:  "a growing challenge for President Obama,"  "a difficult political challenge,"  "an awkward issue for the president." A more direct way of putting it would be to say that Obama’s war policy is massively unpopular.

A broader point: No matter how unpopular the Afghan War gets, it never quite seems like the right time to hear very many anti-war voices in the corporate media.

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