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Poll: 57 Percent of Americans Think War in Afghanistan Was a Mistake

President Barack Obama’s approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. But the poll also suggests a majority of Americans want the president to pull troops out of Afghanistan faster than he’s doing, and many are skeptical about a tentative nuclear deal with Iran.

The poll found that 57 percent now say going to war in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks was probably the “wrong thing to do.” And 53 percent say the pace of the planned withdrawal is too slow, 34 percent said the pace was just about right and 10 percent said it was too fast. All combat troops are scheduled to leave by the end of 2014.

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  • AlgerHiss||

    Going into that snake pit immediately after 9-11 and causing some major destruction and death was not only the right thing to do, it was the moral thing to do. Only un-civilized, ignorant people wouldn't have.

    However, not leaving six months later was really stupid. It is madness that we are still there.

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