Poll: Afghanistan and you

Which is the most important campaign issue to you?

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  • Wmksalers

    All of the above plus the overpaid  politicians and the length of terms with outrages benefits after leaving office ,from the President to the county commissioner.

  • Callasarts

    You’re guest tonight,..Joshua Foust ,..a supposedly “informed” individual suggests that the War in Afghanistan would probably not be a campaign issue,..I have a question,..or two,..What has it cost to date and further what will it eventually cost us,..To complicate this question,,,What will our purpose there actually accomplish when we leave,..And,..this,..is not a campaign issue?  Maybe with the ignorance of the electorate,,,not to pick the right people that can choose wisely,..or the journalists that refuse to ask and apply the hard questions to get the answers we need to decide,..maybe we will continue to pick the wrong reasons why we pick the people that lead us into oblivion,..We’re spending monies we desperately need to develop our own lives…elsewhere,..The fact we are continually sold the scare tactics that insist we should be involved in meddling in other countries because of national security,..Is there any real question,,,if we wanted to punish any definable foe,..that we could vaporize anyplace,..anytime,,,without a single loss of any soldier,,,If we,,,desired…?

  • Callasarts

    You’re guest tonight,..Joshua Foust ,..a supposedly “informed” individual suggests that the War in Afghanistan would probably not be a campaign issue,..I have a question,..or two,..What has it cost to date and further what will it eventually cost us,..To complicate this question,,,What will our purpose there actually accomplish when we leave,..And,..this,..is not a campaign issue?  Maybe with the ignorance of the electorate,,,not to pick the right people that can choose wisely,..or the journalists that refuse to ask and apply the hard questions to get the answers we need to decide,..maybe we will continue to pick the wrong reasons why we pick the people that lead us into oblivion,..We’re spending monies we desperately need to develop our own lives…elsewhere,..The fact we are continually sold the scare tactics that insist we should be involved in meddling in other countries because of national security,..Is there any real question,,,if we wanted to punish any definable foe,..that we could vaporize anyplace,..anytime,,,without a single loss of any soldier,,,If we,,,desired…?

  • Ed Schilling

    Joshua Foust said that “people don’t really care” about the war in Afghanistan. Well, people do in fact care–but they can’t do a thing about it. When people elected Obama, they didn’t think that he would double the amount of drone attacks and be a warmonger in Afghanistan. People are completely demoralized. It is heartwrenching to see young men, mainly poor young men and women, die for such an utterly lost cause as Afghanistan. Obama was purposely vague about what he would do about Afghanistan. People are extremely upset with him about the milktoast health care bill, Afghanistan, the super milktoast climate policy, immigration deportations breaking up families–you name it, this guy would have made Republicans twenty years ago look like liberals. People don’t care? No, it’s just that we have absolutely no power, and between Romney and Obama, very little choice. Give me a break–what an American tragedy we are living…

  • Mauna

    The accuracy of the statement by Joshua Foust that Americans are not concerned about the war in Afghanistan, is shown to be questionableby the previous segment on Sumner, Wa.  The people there are concerned and they are no different from people in other parts of the U.S.  The money being spent in Afghanistan could certainly be better spent here in the US.  We certainly have an obligation to try to help the people of Afghanistan, but it should be what the people want, not just the so-called leaders in Kabul.

  • Richard Prendergast

    There is no benefit to the U.S.A to pour blood and treasure into Afganistan.  The people and the media have allowed politicians to be silent about this war. Obama appears to have been won over by the military from the time of the McCain backed surge in Iraq and then in Afganistan. Obama and the Republicans are identical and therefore this horrible war is not an issue. The usual anti-war voices are silent in deference to a Liberal Democrat President. How strange that the only anti-war voice in this election year is the Republican Ron Paul. The political world is upside down. It appears that the only voices raised are those against the economic absurdity of the war. Teachers losing their jobs, students needing government loans and the unemployed who want to extend unemployment insurance. The moral absurdity of the war receives little notice.  I am a former Republican voter who voted for Obama in the hope of a change from the Bush/Cheney doctrine. Where have all the activists gone? What can I do?

  • Edie

    Thanks for pointing out the struggle of middle class workers and health care insurance are connected. I don’t think the people interviewed in WA state understand that the Republican Party has prevented the president and Democrats in Congress from increasing jobs through government supports to private companies by voting down the Jobs Act, more government money for construction jobs, and big federal contracts to businesses. They and Romney don’t care about helping the middle class and poor and their policies show that they favor the wealthy and cut public workers like the firefighters you interviewed on your show, and teachers, city workers, police. Democrats want federal money to support these public workers while Republicans have cut them in states and cities while giving more tax breaks to the wealthy. They lack a conscience and empathy for their fellow citizens. Vote for Democrats to the House and Senate and re-elect Obama to make it possible to pass laws that will help the middleworking class and poor.

    We do need to bring our troops home from Aghanistan before 2014 and use that money for economic recovery programs at home.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2V6IWK2RKQOS4YOWWFZQZJSG6Y Brian

    I believe that we need to bring our troops home from all these other countries and start minding our own business. We’re making ourselves look like bullies. I think that our military spending is dragging our economy down. I wish they would quit spending all our money oversees.

  • Bill Zaffer

    The fellow in Sumner, Washington was showing his tires and many made in Japan or China.  Sad part is Americans keep shopping on the cheap buying from China and using them like the south did to the blacks for cheap labor.  So wonder why our economy is hurting for many.  We were sold the lie about free trade and Wal Mart model affected this whole country.  I wonder what Ross Perot would say since he said someday we would regret Nafta.  Unfortunately, we have a plutocracy in this country and an election system that is a joke and bought off then lobbyists run the halls of Washington DC.

  • Bill Zaffer

     Kipling said never get involved with Afghanistan.  Tribes and the worse economy in the world.  Next time we should get real and do what MacArthur would do or Patton. Stop playing games. It costs to much in lives and our treasury anymore.  Of course here in Arizona we are more concerned about stopping planned parenthood thinking the issue is abortion but ok to have our kids come back hurt in many ways.  Maybe if the rick kids had to go this would end.  Stop using the poor and declining middle class and wave the flag on us when the rich do not sacrifice.

  • Marc

    There is a voice on Afghanistan in the Republican GOP race,and his name is Ron Paul.Like all other media,you dont acknowledge,or bother to report that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CFOJOPSWHVPBVSVAJYH3545TU Rand

    Get rid of the 12 to 30 million ILLEGAL aliens! Many jobs will open up instantly and wages will rise. Anyone that believes they are only picking crops or mowing lawns is crazy or a liar. The middle class did pretty well in this country before political correctness and the insane obsession with multiculturalism & diversity paralyzed rule of law and following our Constitution. We are the only country on this planet that treats foreign invaders better than our own citizens. Also the Glass Steagall act needs to become law again to watch over these greedy corporations. Our country is lost in the wilderness now thanks to the extreme left and right being allowed to run this nation. Lets have some common sense again in our country and less extremism.

  • Ara

    Chosing only one is not fair jobs, the war in afghanistan, education, health all of those are very important issues that need to be discuss. I think without jobs all the other issues will be secondaries but not less important. Thank you

  • Mrh3

    To me the issue is money in politics. Get rid of the money and watch how quickly all the other issues get resolved.

  • Leonelsky1

    Our country’s troops are trapped in Afghanistan against a hostile population. 25% of all casualties have been from Afghan ‘allies’ that we trained. Nation building when the US is at low ebb is the
    kind of over extension that our enemies prayed for. Our soldiers are being killed and wounded and dismembered and the cost of war is in trillions. In NYS, we have an 8.5 billion deficit and have donated much more in taxes to the wars. As 17 million American children starve and millions have given up looking for jobs, we dole out several billion a week for the war. yet we must be committed for ten more years?

  • lgfromillinois

    What I hear from Afghanistan is an echo of Vietnam, a war we can not expect to ‘win’, a government that will fail after American troops leave, and a weariness with countless deaths that we can not reconcile with American values.

  • Theadora Desoyza

    America has lost her way.  The war in Afghanistan is bleeding our youth, the people in Afghanistan,and it is draining our resources which then could be used for jobs, healthcare and education.

  • xxx

    I agree.