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For First Time a Plurality View Afghan War as a Mistake

The number of Americans who view the war in Afghanistan as a mistake has been steadily increasing for years and now for the first time a plurality think it was a bad idea to invade the country over a decade ago. From Gallup:

Trend: Looking back, do you think the United States made a mistake sending troops to fight in Afghanistan in 2001?

There was a time Afghanistan was viewed as the “good war,” but no more. After over a decade without clear progress or even a real mission objective, Americans have become increasingly skeptical about the whole endeavor.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at