Most Canadians say “bring the troops home”

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Most Canadians agree it’s time to leave Afghanistan: Global poll

By Shirlee Engel, Global News September 29, 2010

OTTAWA — Most Canadians support Ottawa’s plan to pull out of Afghanistan next year, according to an exclusive poll for Global News.

Sixty-one per cent of respondents to the TV network’s “Canada’s Pulse” poll say all Canadian troops need to come home, while 28 per cent think Canada should leave some troops behind to train Afghan police and soldiers. Just 11 per cent want to extend the mission.

As Canada prepares for its 2011 exit, 38 per cent of those polled also say the 152 Canadian soldiers who died there did so in vain.

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