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unhappycamper

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 06:50 AM Dec 2013

17% of Americans Support Afghanistan War: CNN (Video of the Day)

http://www.juancole.com/2013/12/americans-support-afghanistan.html

17% of Americans Support Afghanistan War: CNN (Video of the Day)
By Juan Cole | Dec. 31, 2013

A CNN/ ORC International poll has found that only 17% of Americans support the war in Afghanistan. That is down from 52% in 2008.

82% of Americans are against the war.

Other recent polls found that 57% of Americans think the US was wrong to go into Afghanistan in the first place, and two-thirds said that they didn’t think the war had not been worth fighting.

~snip~

The war has cost at least half a trillion dollars, and more trillions will be racked up over the next 50 years for medical care for the wounded veterans (as it should be, but everyone should be aware of all the costs).
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