August 17, 2010

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Two-thirds of Americans favor President Obama’s plan to remove combat troops from Iraq by the end of the month as opposition to the war in that country, as well as the one in Afghanistan, has climbed to new highs.

According to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey, Obama’s withdrawal plan wins support not because Americans think the U.S. has achieved its goals in Iraq – only three in 10 feel that way – but because a majority believe that the U.S. will never achieve its goals in that country no matter how long troops remain there.

That’s one reason why 69 percent oppose the war in Iraq – the highest amount of opposition in any CNN poll.

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Meanwhile, 65 percent favor Obama’s plan to remove most combat troops but keep 50,000 there for non-combat duties. Another 19 percent want the U.S. to remove all troops immediately; only 16 percent oppose Obama’s plan because they would like to see U.S. troops remain in Iraq indefinitely.

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