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Americans Doubt War In Afghanistan

Courtesy: US Army
February 19, 2014

According to a new Gallup survey, more Americans now think starting the war in Afghanistan was a mistake than those who think it was not.  The survey found that 49% of respondents saying it was a mistake, while 48% responding that they don’t think it was a mistake.  In November 2001, only 10% of Americans asked believed that going to war in Afghanistan was a mistake.


For the first time since 2001, more Americans think the war in Afghanistan was a mistake than believe it was a good idea, according to a new poll.

The Gallup survey on Wednesday found 49 percent of respondents saying the war was a mistake and 48 percent responding that it was not.

When the issue was first polled in November 2001, fewer than 10 percent of Americans thought the decision to send in armed forces after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was a mistake. That was the highest approval rating for the action, which has seen a steady decline in support since then.

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