Graphics shows more than half of
Americans oppose the Afghanistan war now, according to a CNN poll released
on Sept. 1, 2009.(Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- More than half of
Americans oppose the Afghanistan war now, according to a CNN poll released on
The survey showed that about 57 percent of 1,010
Americans polled oppose to 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
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