The House on Thursday rejected a proposal calling for the removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, news agencies reported.
The resolution, sponsored by Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, was turned down 93 to 321. But The Hill
and The Plain Dealer
in Cleveland noted it had more support this time than in 2010 when the House rejected a similar Kucinich measure 65 to 356.
Kucinich said Congress should assert its authority over the war, though others argued that lawmakers should trust military leaders and President Obama.
Support for continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan has taken a sharply negative turn. Politics Daily
reported this week on an ABC News/Washington Post poll
conducted March 10-13 that found 64 percent of Americans do not believe the war is worth fighting.
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