Monday, July 29, 2013

Americans Have 'Given Up' On Afghanistan

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Weary: Americans are have grown increasingly tired of US troops being involved in Afghanistan

Afghan War Poll Reveals That Two-Thirds Of Americans Believe It Wasn't Worth Fighting -- Daily Mail

* Sentiment against the Afghan War tops that against the Iraq War despite Afghanistan seeing less than half the US troop deaths as Iraq
* A surprising majority of Americans still want to keep troops in Afghanistan to train local forces

Public opinion against the Afghan War has topped discontent seen during even the darkest days of the Iraq War.

Almost 12 years into the conflict, 67 per cent of Americans responding to a recent poll agree that the war in Afghanistan hasn’t been worth fighting. Only 28 per cent of Americans believe the war was worth fighting, but an unexpected 53 per cent are against removing all troops from the country.

In short, acrimony towards the Afghan War now exceeds the most negative opinions seen against the Iraq War in 2007, during which almost 1,000 US soldiers died carrying out Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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More News On Declining Support For U.S. Involvement In Afghansitan

Afghan War Fatigue Hits New High, Matching Levels Last Seen in Iraq -- ABC News
Afghan war now more unpopular with Americans than the Iraq war ever was -- Washington Post
Many Americans say Afghan war isn’t worth fighting -- Washington Post
Americans sour on Afghan war -- Washington Post
Americans Increasingly Wonder: Was Afghanistan Even Worth It? -- National Journal
67 percent Americans say Afghan war isn’t worth fighting -- Khaama Press
Afghan War Poll Finds That Two-Thirds Say That It Wasn't Worth The Cost -- Huffington Post
National Security Brief: Large Majority Of Americans Say War In Afghanistan Wasn’t Worth Fighting -- Think Progress

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