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Source: QMI Media, 4 Aug 11 - a few more poll details downloadable here or attached.As QMI Agency followed the last Canadian combat troops out of Afghanistan last month, there was one question that seemed to get under the thick skin of even the toughest soldier.
In fact, after repeatedly being asked by media in the combat zone, it became a catch phrase among some combatants -- tossed about with shrugs and often rolled eyes.
The question wondered: "Was it worth it?"
Now, in the settling dust of Canada's combat exit from Afghanistan -- our soldiers now remain in logistical and training missions only -- an exclusive Sun Media national poll has found almost three in five Canadians doubt whether the sacrifice asked of our country was worthwhile.
Only 30% of respondents to the Leger Marketing survey felt it was.
As well, 58% of Canadians thought the mission could not be categorized as fully accomplished after we pulled out last month.
But pollster Dave Scholz cautions the results aren't a swipe at either the soldiers or their work in the war zone.
"You don't want soldiers coming back and looking at this as a Vietnam War type issue -- I don't think the survey says that," explains Scholz, a Leger Marketing executive vice-president.
He adds Canadian soldiers have received strong support from Canadians in past polls ....