Melbourne: On a day three commandos were
killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, a survey
published today says nearly two-thirds of people want the
government to withdraw troops from the war-torn country.
A poll by Essential Research, coincidentally released
today, shows nearly two-thirds of people want the government
to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
"Only one in four believe the commitment should stay
at its current level - a force of around 1550 mainly based in
Oruzgan province," local media reports said.
According to `the Australian`, Australians were
increasingly frustrated with the war in Afghanistan, which has
claimed the lives of 16 diggers over the past nine years.
The poll said only seven per cent - split equally
between Labor and Coalition voters - think the number of
troops should be increased.
Demand for a withdrawal is evenly split between the
two sides of politics - 61 per cent are Labour voters and 55
per cent support the coalition.