Friday, May 18, 2012

House rejects ending Afghanistan war 2 to 1

Washington – The U.S. House of Representatives voiced overwhelming rejection to ending the war in Afghanistan, though a poll shows only one fourth of those surveyed are in favor of continuing after more than 10 years of conflict.

The amendment thus rejected would have put a swift end to the fighting by limiting funding to “safe and orderly withdrawal of U.S. Troops and military contractors from Afghanistan.” Lawmakers voted 303-113 to reject the measure, though an Associated Press-GfK poll indicted only 27 percent of Americans quizzed favor continuing the conflict, while 66 percent oppose it.

Government analysts estimate the war in Afghanistan costs taxpayers about $300 million each day.

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