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Poll finds over 60% of Americans say Afghanistan war was not worth fighting

A recent poll suggests 62 percent of Americans believe the Afghanistan war was not worth fighting.

AP-NORC conducted the survey across political party lines from August 12th through the 16th, during the height of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. “Most Americans – Republicans and Democrats – think the war in Afghanistan was ‘not worth fighting,’” reads the report.

Out of 1,729 American adults surveyed, a mere 42 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of Democrats believe the war was worth fighting. Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, the US military has been present in Afghanistan.

Initially to counter Al Qaeda, however, the war expanded for other reasons, including to fight the Taliban. The controversial 20-year war was put to shame last week after the Taliban took control of the country during America’s withdrawal. 

ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: AXIOS

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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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