Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say Afghan war isn’t worth fighting
By Scott Wilson and Jon Cohen, Tuesday, March 15, 12:20 AM
Nearly two-thirds of Americans now say the war in Afghanistan is no
longer worth fighting, the highest proportion yet opposed to the
conflict, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The finding signals a growing challenge for President Obama as he
decides how quickly to pull U.S. forces from the country beginning
this summer. After nearly a decade of conflict, political opposition
to the battle breaks sharply along partisan lines, with only 19
percent of Democratic respondents and half of Republicans surveyed
saying the war continues to be worth fighting.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say Obama should withdraw a
“substantial number” of combat troops from Afghanistan this summer,
the deadline he set to begin pulling out some forces. Only 39 percent
of respondents, however, say they expect him to withdraw large