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Many U.S. Troops Say Wars "Not Worth It"

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: A decade after then-President George W Bush began his War on Terror, a third of the American men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan say that those operations weren't worth pursuing, a new poll suggests. America's veterans are proud of their military service, but in a new report published Wednesday, they expressed ambivalence about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the Pew Research Center report on war and sacrifice, only half of post-9/11 veterans said the Afghanistan war has been worth fighting. Only 44% felt that way about Iraq, and one-third said both wars were worth the costs. Some of those costs were outlined in the Pew study, which comes out as the United States marks the 10th anniversary Friday of the Afghanistan conflict, the longest-running war in the nation's history. But 45% of Americans -- higher than among military respondents -- said neither of the wars fought after the September 11, 2001, attacks has been worth the cost, and only a quarter said they were following news of the wars closely. Half said the wars have made little difference in their lives. Almost 4,500 U.S. troops have died in Iraq and about 1,700 in Afghanistan with the combined costs of the wars since the September 11 terrorist attacks topping $1trillion. So what do you think? After all is said and done, were these wars worth fighting? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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