MILITARY.COM: Most Veterans Say Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Weren’t Worth It: Pew Report
A majority of veterans taking part in a new research study says that the cost and burden of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan outweigh any successes or progress made in either conflict.
A Pew Research Center report published Wednesday states that 64% — or almost two-thirds — of veterans polled in a new survey said the Iraq war “was not worth fighting,” and 58% said the same about the war in Afghanistan.
Pew surveyed 1,284 U.S. military veterans between May 14 and June 3. It conducted a parallel survey of 1,087 U.S. adults May 14-24 to compare findings.
“Veterans who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan are no more supportive of those engagements than those who did not serve in these wars,” the report states. More than 60 percent of Americans felt the same about the Iraq War; 59% of the public surveyed agreed on Afghanistan.