Support for the NATO operation in Afghanistan is weak

(B2)In three countries that can be described as Atlanticist, the population no longer believes in the virtues of the war waged in Afghanistan by the forces of the IFAS coalition. She lost confidence.

So, in Poland, 74% of Poles disapprove of Polish military action in Afghanistan, only 21% are for (5% have no opinion). 60% fear that this mission will cause terrorist attacks, 33% do not fear it (7% without opinion). 19% think that the operation in Afghanistan will be a success, bringing peace to the country, 65% doubt it (16% do not know). A survey carried out by CBOS on 1070 adults from September 5 to 9.

To United States, it's not better. 54% do not have confidence that American efforts in Afghanistan will be successful, while 17% remain confident (26% without opinion). 37% believe the situation will get worse and 35% say they see no change. While only 11% believe that it can improve. A poll carried out by Harris on 2710 adults, between August 11 and 17 (and published on September 5).

Finally at Canada, only 41% approve of the operation (14% strongly and 27% partially); compared to 56% who disapprove (34% strongly and 22% partly), 3% do not know. Only 28% of those surveyed think Canada's mission in Afghanistan will be a success (34% in 2006), and 65% think it will not be a success (58% in 2006). A poll conducted by Environics poll on 2505 people by telephone for the CBC channel, published on September 5.

To date, according to the iCasualties site, since the beginning of the conflict, the Americans have lost 602 men, the Canadians 97, the Poles 8.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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