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Afghans in two crucial southern provinces are almost completely unaware of the September 11 attacks on the United States and don't know they precipitated the foreign intervention now in its 10th year, a new report showed on Friday.
The report by The International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) policy think-tank showed 92 percent of 1,000 Afghan men surveyed in Helmand and Kandahar know nothing of the hijacked airliner attacks on U.S. targets in 2001.
A new Newsweek poll out this weekend exposed "gaps" in America's knowledge of history and current events. Perhaps most alarmingly, 41% of Americans answered 'Yes' to the question "Do you think Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq was directly involved in planning, financing, or carrying out the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001?" That total is actually up 5 points since September 2004.
The article doesn't say anyone is claiming they represent the populace overall. Just a couple of taliban strongholds.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...about those polls - they get responses from 1000 or so people and then push the lie that those idiots are a valid representation of the populace... sometimes, a fantasy is all you need...
The question I have is, if they don't know 9/11 is the reason the troops are there, what do they think the reason is?