Most Canadians oppose Afghanistan war


This video from Canada is called Afghan-Canadian woman Suraia Sahar speaks out to end the war in Afghanistan – October 13, 2010.

From the Canadian Press:

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Almost two-thirds of Canadians say Afghan mission too costly, poll suggests

Murray Brewster, THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A new poll suggests a majority of Canadians believe the country is paying too high a price in blood and treasure for its involvement in Afghanistan.

The Canadian Press-Harris Decima survey also shows an overwhelming number of respondents were uncertain about whether the Kandahar mission has been a success.

“The mission in Afghanistan has been a source of controversy and pain for many Canadians for a long time now,” Harris-Decima president Bruce Anderson said Thursday. …

The telephone survey of 1,000 people was conducted before the latest attack on Wednesday, in which three soldiers died.

Afghanistan and France: here.

The Azizabad massacre: here.

4 thoughts on “Most Canadians oppose Afghanistan war

  1. AFGHANISTAN

    UN HAS EVIDENCE AIR STRIKES KILLED 90 AFGHAN CIVILIANS
    “90 civilians were killed, including 60 children, 15 women and 15 men.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/26/AR2008082600884.html

    U.S. KILLS MORE AFGHAN CHILDREN
    “Are these two children al Qaeda?” an angry resident asked as the bodies were taken for burial.
    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-afghan-violence.html

    NUMEROUS OCCUPATION STRIKES KILL AFGHAN CHILDREN
    Western troops killed three Afghan children and wounded seven other noncombatants in an errant artillery strike Monday. . . . Fueling Afghan anger, two other children and a man were killed in a separate incident Monday involving foreign troops near Kabul. . . . In the other fatal incident. . . . Afghan TV showed the corpses of two children and reported that a woman, apparently their mother, was injured. The man was killed.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan2-2008sep02,0,2374381.story

    US ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS THE OCCUPATION
    Last Saturday, a US air strike was responsible for the deaths of more than 90 Afghans including women and children. . . . Tragic incidents like this have been repeated over and over again. Almost every time, the military perpetrators attempt to cover-up their mistakes and this occasion was no exception. . . . Let the Afghans have their country back and do with it what they will. Let the foreign troops come home on their own two feet rather than in body bags.
    http://www.gulfnews.com/opinion/columns/world/10240101.html

    HEARTBROKEN AFGHAN GROOM WILL NEVER FORGIVE U.S. MURDER OF HIS FAMILY
    I thought American forces were in Afghanistan for our security,” said Attiqullah, his voice trembling. “I could never have imagined that they would bomb my wedding party. They killed my entire family. I will never forgive them”. . . . “Oh my God!” Attiqullah was now sobbing uncontrollably. “I saw my bride and my family members; I saw the pieces of their bodies scattered all over the place.”
    http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/09/03/1330613.aspx

    AFGHANS FED UP WITH GOVERNMENT, US
    Ordinary Afghans are deeply bitter about American and NATO forces because of errant bombs, heavy-handed searches and seizures and a sense that the foreigners do not understand their culture. . . . “(U.S. troops) are not making one mistake, but they are making one thousand mistakes and they are killing many people.”
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080905/ap_on_re_as/angry_afghans;_ylt=AoG.wCyKA1F.wdQRX8mtbkDlWMcF

    US PROVOKES AFGHAN RESISTANCE
    Heavy-handed bombing raids and house raids, which are seen as culturally unacceptable by many Afghans who guard their privacy fiercely, and the detention of hundreds of suspects for years without trial at the Bagram air base and Guantnamo Bay, Cuba, have stirred up Afghans’ strong independent streak and ancient dislike of invaders.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/world/asia/26afghan.html?ref=world

    AFGHAN PUPPET FORCES WON’T FIGHT
    If we did not have foreigners here, I don’t think the Afghan National Army or police would come out of their bases.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/world/asia/27kandahar.html?hp

    PLAN WOULD SHIFT FORCES FROM IRAQ TO AFGHANISTAN
    [A]n Army brigade and a Marine battalion would be sent to Afghanistan by early next year, adding about 4,500 troops to American forces there.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/world/middleeast/05military.html?hp

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