Americans vanquished, China triumphant: 2021′s hit war epic doesn’t fit Hollywood script

Updated: October 14th, 2021 03:40 PM IST

An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the giving aid to the Taliban-controlled government in Afghanistan, a Trafalgar Group survey released Wednesday found.

Americans vanquished, China triumphant: 2021′s hit war epic doesn’t fit Hollywood script

An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the U.S. giving aid to the Taliban-controlled government in Afghanistan, a Trafalgar Group survey released Wednesday found.

A scant 5.9 percent indicted support for doing so, while 77.4 percent expressed opposition. Of those, 60 percent said they “strongly” oppose the U.S. giving foreign aid to the Taliban-controlled government in Afghanistan. 

The sentiments are consistent across the board. Among Democrats, specifically, 64.5 percent oppose doing so, compared to 8.5. percent who support it. Notably, over a quarter of Democrats expressed no opinion on the matter. 

An overwhelming 90.7 percent of Republicans oppose giving foreign aid to the Taliban-run government in Afghanistan, and of those, 79.2 percent “strongly” oppose. 

“It is known that the people of Afghanistan have been reeling under the brunt of war for forty years,” Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister of Taliban, said in September following President Biden’s botched withdrawal from the country. 

“That’s why we hope the international community will lend a helping hand to Afghanistan in various domains,” he continued, promising that the U.N. money would “reach those who deserve it.”

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