U.S. Public’s Support For War In Afghanistan Sinks To New Lows

Sixty percent of Americans see the war in Afghanistan as not worth the costs and only 35 percent say the ten-year effort has been worth the monetary and human costs according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Majorities of Democrats and independents think the war is not worth the costs and, for the first time in five years of polling, Republicans are evenly split on whether the war has been worth the price. Overall, 54 percent of Americans want to see a withdrawal from Afghanistan even if the Afghan Army is not prepared to carry on the fight.