This post is now Part II of the series: Portents of the upcoming Democratic withdrawal from Afghanistan
It’s been about two weeks since I made my assertion that the Democratic Party, if its won the White House in 2008, would pull the nation out of Afghanistan. One of my reasons was that only 56% of Americans supported the Afghanistan war in a Washington Post poll I cited.
Today, CNN released its own poll, reaffirming my point that support for the liberation of Afghanistan is dangerously weak (emphasis added):
Support for the war in Afghanistan also has seen a considerable decline as 88 percent of those polled in 2001 said they were behind the conflict. This month’s poll indicates that support lingers around 53 percent.
As I opined earlier, something tells me the 47% that do not support the war doesn’t include a whole lot of Republicans. The rest of my arguments, about the nature of the Democratic Party, the weakness of support for the mission around the world, the Pakistan factor, and the opportunity to blame President Bush for it all, are as true today as when I wrote it two weeks ago.
The 2008 election will not only determine the fate of Iraq (and BTW, it continues to improve over there, as Iraq the Model is noting), but the fate of the entire WBK War (a.k.a. the War on Terror). The terrorists and their allies – up to and including Communist China – are watching. This could be our most important election since 1864.