Canadians still want out of Afghanistan

panjawaiiAlmost 80 percent of Canadians want Canadian soldiers out of Afghanistan by the end of 2011, as currently scheduled, reports a recent Ipsos-Reid poll (Carmen Chai, “Canadians want to end Afghan mission by 2011, poll shows,” Postmedia News, 5 August 2010):

“These numbers are very indicative of a public that is now, in their minds, out of Afghanistan. They’ve made a conscious decision as a nation that we are exiting,” John Wright, senior vice-president of the polling firm, said….

“This is the first time we’ve seen very significant numbers saying we want to end the mission when it’s supposed to end and … we’ve done our job as a nation and let’s move on to another agenda.”

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Tags: Afghanistan, Canadian military mission in Afghanistan, Canadian public opinion, Ipsos-Reid