This came up in the Guns thread so I guess I should just make a new thread. I can't stand by while people talk about things they have no idea about. Just spreading blatant misinformation in the form of 'I believes'. To be completely honest with you I don't care what you believe. Not to further drag this off topic but I can't stand by while some punk over the internet blabs on about the wars about which he knows nothing. I've live through this stuff and I've talked to those Afghans you speak of, they DO want coalition forces there... I'd say around 70% support it. Much the same as how the Iraqi's actually DID want to be liberated. Actually a quick search broguht up the poll I spoke of earlier: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8448930.stm 90% of Afghans support the current government over other choices. 83% Say that it was good that American forces invaded in 2001 to topple the regime. 68% Support American troops in Afghanistan 62% Support NATO forces. 89% Oppose Taliban forces in Afghanistan 81% Oppose other Jihadi forces in Afghanistan 75% Support foreign aid 5% blame American forces for Afghanistans violence 3% blame NATO 42% blame Taliban 24% blame Al Qaeda/other Jihad forces 76% Say they should only negotiate once Taliban stops fighting. 22% Say that they should leave sooner than 18months 25% say they should leave in 18 months. 21% say they should stay longer than 18 months 29% say it depends on security conditions for when they leave. 88% view taliban unfavourably 90% view Osama bin Laden unfavourably 51% view the USA FAVOURABLY (As a country) 81% view Pakistan unfavourably 59% view Germany FAVOURABLY All accross the field they view their lives and freedoms and rights given as vastly improved relative to what they had before. It's pathetic that support for our military is higher in a forgeign nation than it is at home. It's good to know someones appreciating the sacrifices and commitments made, it sucks it's not really coming from home but it doesn't particularly stop me from sleeping at night.