Tulsa World: Poll shows Oklahoma views on Afghan troop withdrawal mirror the nation's
Oklahomans' feelings about the United States' decade-long presence in Afghanistan appear to be roughly in line with the rest of the country's, a recent survey by SoonerPoll.com indicates.
Only 19 percent of the 587 Oklahomans surveyed said President Barack Obama is acting too quickly by promising to withdraw 35,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by next summer.
Thirty-two percent said Obama is acting too slowly, while 41 percent said his timetable seems about right.
"We should have been out of there years ago," said SoonerPoll respondent Arthur Conkrite of Checotah. "We went in there for one reason, to get Osama bin Laden. That's now over."