Khalid Mohammed, Associated Press
The US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors are seen before they are carried in during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. Looking back, a lot of Americans aren't happy with the United States' efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study by the Pew Research Center and USA Today.
Looking back, a lot of Americans aren’t happy with the United States’ efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study by the Pew Research Center and USA Today. In the study, 52 percent of Americans say the country “mostly failed” in both Iraq and Afghanistan, while 37 and 38 percent of the U.S. citizens said the country succeeded in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively.
“However, there are no significant partisan differences in opinions about whether the U.S. has achieved its goals in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Pew said. “Fewer than half of Republicans, Democrats and independents say the U.S. has mostly succeeded in achieving its goals in either country.”
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