50% of Americans Thought Troops in Afghanistan was Mistake


A Gallup report found that one year after the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, 50% of Americans say the US made a mistake in sending troops to the country, while 46% say it did not.

“About one month after then-President George W. Bush ordered the first attacks on Afghanistan by US troops, the effort enjoyed broad bipartisan support.

Yet by 2004, 41% of Democrats considered the war in Afghanistan a mistake, and 26% of independents agreed, compared with 11% of Republicans,” the Gallup report said.

According to Gallup, since then, the Democrats and independents have been far more likely than Republicans to say the US had made a mistake by sending troops.

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