Friday, January 31, 2014

Poll: The U.S. Public See The Iraq And Afghan Wars As Failures

Poll: Grim Assessment Of Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan -- USA Today

WASHINGTON — As two of the nation's longest wars finally end, most Americans have concluded that neither achieved its goals.

Those grim assessments in a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center poll underscore the erosion in support for the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and the loss of faith in the outcome of the wars, both launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The public's soured attitudes may make it harder the next time a president tries to persuade Americans of the value of military actio

n when it involves putting thousands of U.S. troops in harm's way.

In the survey:

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Update #1: More Now See Failure than Success in Iraq, Afghanistan -- PEW Reseach
Update #2: Poll: More see failure rather than success in Iraq, Afghanistan -- McClatchy News

My Comment: What's my opinion .... the wars have become a failure but the U.S. should not shoulder all the blame. The Iraqis and Afghans are now the ones who are "screwing up", and as long as they remain bitterly divided both countries will only experience more violence and bloodshed for the foreseeable future.

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