According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, only “17% of those [Americans] questioned say they support the 12-year-long war” in Afghanistan. According to a recent Associated Press/GfK survey, 57% of Americans say that invading Afghanistan was a mistake. This makes the war in Afghanistan the least popular conflict ever polled in America.
Yet, I don’t see anybody in the streets complaining about it.
This is the downside of an all-volunteer army. The Establishment can spend a decade and a half fighting a war and it doesn’t even really matter whether the war goes well or what the public thinks about it.
Were things any worse when we had a draft?