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Afghanistan: Public opinion turns sharply against U.S. forces

New poll says U.S. has all but lost battle for hearts and minds

First the good news: U.S. forces are still more popular in Afghanistan than Osama bin Laden. But more than half of all Afghans — 55 percent — want U.S. forces out of their country, and the sooner the better.

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Dec 13, 2010, 6:34 am
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“They will fight anyone who comes here.”

That clearly isnt true, most afgahns are not fighting foreign forces and the majority support the presence of US troops as shown in Q25.

“And the poll shows that Afghans primarily blame the international forces, rather than the Taliban, when innocent people are caught in the crossfire.”

Actually the poll showed that they do this when people are killed by international forces airstrikes, if they was a crossfire and people were killed by the taliban forces afghans would likely pin most of the blame on them, they do consider them and not the foreign forces to be the main threat.Q10

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