Last week, al Qaeda fighters took over Fallujah, which in 2004 was the bloodiest battle for the U.S. military. That development allowed critics to charge that those American deaths are now in vain after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. …
But here’s a reality check: The American public already gave up on that war. According to a Jan. 2013 NBC/WSJ poll — conducted close to to the 10-year anniversary of the war’s start — 59 percent of Americans said the Iraq war wasn’t worth it, while 35 percent said it was. CONT.
Mark Murray, NBC News
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