Despite an MSM blackout and dissapointing recent gains for the war's popularity, about half of Americans oppose the "good war" in Afghanistan. Though this certainly isn't negligible opposition, overseas it's a different story.
Most people in most NATO countries were antiwar from the start. Pro-peace sentiment overseas, even in traditional US allies like the UK, continues to grow. As the occupation drags on, and the supposed "risk" of terrorism from withdrawl seems more abstract and less realistic, many people are concluding it's simply not worth it.
Since government everywhere and always depends on the consent of the governed, our charming CIA is trying to figure out ways to "manipulate public opinion in these foreign countries." The full leaked CIA document, reported on by Glenn Greenwald in his Salon column, just gets creepier. Writes Greenwald:
The Report seeks to provide a back-up plan for "counting on apathy," and provides ways that the U.S. Government can manipulate public opinion in these foreign countries.