CVA on recent Afghanistan news: the American people want out of Afghanistan
Recent polling shows bipartisan majority of American people – including veterans – still support bringing our troops home
ARLINGTON, Va.—In response to the recent events in Afghanistan, Concerned Veterans for America’s Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on behalf of the organization:
“After 20 years of war, President Biden made the right decision to finish the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan that began under President Trump. The vast majority of the American people – including two-thirds of veterans– support the decision to bring our troops home from Afghanistan and the Biden Administration should feel confident in the backing of the American people as they complete the withdrawal.
“A continued American military presence in Afghanistan is not required for our safety and will not fix the systemic problems that are driving the current levels of violence in the country. Leaving American troops deployed in Afghanistan would only mean more loss of American life and limb in pursuit of unattainable objectives that aren’t in our national interest.
“After two decades of war, 2,400 American lives lost, and over $1 trillion spent, the future of Afghanistan must now be in the hands of the Afghans.”
Recent polling completed by the Chicago Council showed that 70 percent of Americans supported President Biden’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan. Additionally, 56 percent of Republicans, 77 percent of Democrats, and 73 percent of Independents support withdrawing from Afghanistan according to the same poll.
Polling conducted by the Hill in July showed that 73 percent of Americans support bringing our troops home from Afghanistan – a number that remained unchanged since President Biden’s announcement of a full withdrawal in April.
Polling commissioned by the Charles Koch Institute and conducted by YouGov in April showed that 68 percent of veterans supported President Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.