More than half of voters (52 per cent) want troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan straight away, with 43 per cent disagreeing. Opposition to the military action is even stronger among women.
By a margin of nearly two-to-one, the public believes that the Taliban cannot be defeated militarily. Fifty-eight per cent view the war as "unwinnable", with 31 per cent disagreeing.
There is overwhelming agreement – by 75 per cent to 16 per cent – that British troops in Afghanistan lack the equipment they require to perform their role safely.
Despite that, 60 per cent of people do not think more troops and resources should be dispatched to the war zone. Just over one third (35 per cent) are in favour of reinforcements being sent in.
The collapse in confidence in Britain's involvement in Afghanistan comes after the numbers killed in the action exceeded those who died in Iraq.
The link to this article is in the heading. A ComRes survey. The article continues by mentioning Jimmy's statement that the first phase of Panthers Claw was over. He said no such thing. See my previous post. The subtle manipulation of our minds really is Orwellian. Those employed to do it, The BBC, in particular have a smug air of "We aren't being manipulated"; which is rather daft in itself. It was that kind of smugness got a lot of heads chopped off in France, a little while ago!
MOD SEEKS TO CUT SOLDIER PAYOUT
The Ministry of Defence will today launch an appeal to claim back compensation given to two injured soldiers.