Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Polls in the UK and USA this week show majority support for the British National Party’s policy of immediately ending the war in Afghanistan. Unlike the warmongering LibLabCon party, we have been against the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya since their inceptions, and, as usual, the public are with us.

An ITV poll has revealed that 73 percent of Britons think that the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable, a rise from 60 percent last June, while 55 percent think our troops should be withdrawn immediately, up from 48 percent previously.

Nearly half of those questioned (46 percent) have no idea why British troops are in Afghanistan, an increase from 39 percent. Public understanding of the purpose of Britain's mission in the conflict has fallen from 44 percent last October to 38 percent this week, and now nearly half (48 percent) of those asked do not believe they have a good understanding of the purpose of Britain's mission in the Middle East.

Just 18 percent think that having forces in Afghanistan makes Britain a safer place, with 60 percent who disagree.

More than half (55 percent) believe that the threat of terrorism on British soil is increased by British forces remaining in Afghanistan. One in five (21 percent) disagree with that while one in four (24 percent) do not know.

Fifty-seven percent disagree that the deaths of British soldiers in Afghanistan are justified by the cause they are fighting for, rising from 50 percent last June. Now just one in four (26 percent) agree, and 17 percent say they are not sure.

Meanwhile, in the USA, a poll by ABC News and The Washington Post showed that 60 percent of Americans believe the war is not worth what it costs and that 54 percent want to see all the troops pulled out now.

The Afghanistan war is the longest-running in American history and is set to continue to at least the end of 2014, with many commentators predicting that deadline for extraction will not be met.

A British National Party government would effect an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan and would not involve our troops in any more foreign wars that do not affect British interests.

As Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has remarked, ‘We marched right in, and we can march right out.’


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