FORT MYERS-Fla.-Veteran Eugene Daisey said, "Either they got to finish what they went there for and it don't seem like they are making much headway on that, but let them come home now. They have been gone long enough."
Daisey and others here at here at VFW Post 10127 In North Fort Myers are relieved to hear President Obama announce the withdrawal of more than half of the US troops in Afghanistan.
Carol Ainsco said, "That is a wonderful thing. I wish they were all coming home."
A Washington Post poll shows most registered voters agree with her. 80-percent support the President's policy to end the war in Afghanistan.
Cheryl Gray said, "They have been fighting in Afghanistan for thousands of years and I do not think it is anything that can be won and we are losing troops that don't need to be lost. We are losing our children."
The combat mission is expected to officially end by late 2014. Still to be decided: how many troops will remain beyond that end date.