I guess you’d have to say that the American people are torn about this issue:
Fifty-nine percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Wednesday morning said they favor the president’s plan to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, with 39 percent opposed.
The survey indicates that a majority of the public opposes the war, with 55 percent of respondents opposed and 43 percent in support of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.
Clearly, that makes no sense. Except that in a strange way, it does. The American people want to support their troops overseas and understand that withdrawal could have immense consequences. But with so little to show in Afghanistan after eight years, they don’t like it much and don’t have much confidence in the eventual outcome.