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Majority of Americans oppose Afghanistan war: poll

Focus News Agency - September 2, 2009

Washington: More than half of Americans oppose the Afghanistan war now, according to a CNN poll released on Tuesday, Xinhua News Agency informs.

The survey showed that about 57 percent of 1,010 Americans polled oppose the eight-year-old war, the highest level ever, compared to 54 percent in July and 46 percent in April.

It also found that only 40 percent of interviewees said they believed the war is winnable.

The poll was released as President Barack Obama's government was expected to review an assessment report authored by the U.S. top commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal.

The general said in a statement released on Monday that "the situation in Afghanistan is serious but success is achievable and demands a revised implementation strategy, commitment and resolve, and increased unity of effort."

The assessment, as he said, seeks to implement Obama's strategy "to reduce the capability and will of the insurgents, Al-Qaeda and transnational extremists" as well as develop Afghan forces and improve governance and development.
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More: Afghanistan for Dummies
By Ray McGovern - September 2, 2009
I'm going to ask for my money back. I've seen this Afghanistan movie before. The first time, Vietnam was in the title.



Paranoid, competitive and fuelled by guns, alcohol and steroids. That is how one senior contractor in Baghdad describes the private security industry operating in the city's Green Zone.

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More, from CLG:
Animal House in Afghanistan By Daniel Schulman 01 Sep 2009
Drunken brawls, prostitutes, hazing and humiliation, taking vodka shots out of buttcracks-- no, the perpetrators of these Animal House-like antics aren't some depraved frat brothers. They are the private security contractors guarding Camp Sullivan, otherwise known as the US Embassy in Kabul. These allegations, and many more, are contained in a letter sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday by the Project on Government Oversight, which has been investigating the embassy security contract held by ArmorGroup North America (a subsidiary of Wackenhut, which is in turn owned by the security behemoth G4S)... Nevertheless, the government opted to extend the company's 5-year, $189 million contract for another year.