Friday, May 22, 2009

We want out

Half of Canadians Adamant About Ending Afghan Mission Before 2011
Angus Reid Forum: The vast majority of Canadians want the country's military presence in Afghanistan to wane by 2011, a new Angus Reid Strategies poll has found.

In the online survey of a representative national sample, 84 per cent of respondents think the bulk of Canadian troops should be withdrawn on or before 2011 -- 51 percent would end Canada's mission in Afghanistan before 2011, while 33 per cent would bring the troops home in 2011, when the mission is due to expire.