I misread the Swedes

Sweden's crown princess Victoria

Last week I said I thought the news that two Swedish soldiers were killed in Afghanistan probably wouldn’t ‘steel the collective spine of the nation.’  Well, some information that argues:

Support for the military operation in Afghanistan has increased strongly since the death of two Swedish officers and a local interpreter on February 7th…

The new poll indicates that even among Left Party voters, the only parliamentary party openly opposed to the Afghanistan operation, support for the troops involvement has increased dramatically.

In October, only 18 percent of Left Party voters were in favour of the operation but in the new poll 42 percent backed it; although 43 percent remained opposed.

Among voters for the centre-right parties, support has increased – from 42 to 63 percent.

Never let it be said that I don’t admit when I wrong…

As an aside, that’s the crown princess who volunteered for military training several years ago.  I’m not sure how long she served but props to her for volunteering when she didn’t have to.


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