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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 01:31 PM
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5. Sadly, most citizens usually do support a war in its early stages
The British did *not* support the Iraq war, and felt 'dragged in', but that's unusual. Certainly, popular opinion here was strongly in favour of the Falklands War in the early 80s, and it helped Thatcher to win re-election. As I understand, nearly 80% of American citizens supported the Iraq war at the beginning, and probably even more supported the Afghanistan War.

Once a war drags on, popular support tends to wane considerably.
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