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Poll: Two Thirds Of Americans Say Afghan War Not Worth Fighting

Overall, 66% of respondents said the war hasn't been worth it.

By Carol J. Williams / The5thestate / 23 Dec 2013

Two thirds of Americans questioned in a recent poll said the 12-year war fought in Afghanistan to cleanse the country of terrorists hasn't been worth the price paid in lives and dollars.

Nevertheless, a majority still favors keeping some U.S. forces in the troubled country even after the military mission ends a year from now, the ABC News/Washington Post poll found.

The survey conducted for the media by Langer Research Associates of New York found that disillusionment with the U.S.-led war was expressed by a majority of all political leanings. Overall, 66% of respondents said the war hasn't been worth it.

Those who identified themselves as liberals were most unhappy with the military investment: 78% said the war was a mistake.

Independent voters were also highly critical of the war, with 71% expressing regret, followed by 67% of Democrats, 61% of conservatives and 54% of Republicans.

 

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