generational views on U.S. conflicts

On Recent Wars, a Surprising Generation Gap

Posted on 03/18/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsHave older Americans turned peacenik? Americans 50 and older believe the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars were all mistakes, according to a new Gallup poll. Some highlights: Iraq. A mistake, according to 57 percent of 50- to 64-year-olds and 59 percent of those 65 and older. Only 50 percent of younger adults thought so. Afghanistan. This war, which began shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was seen as a mistake by those 50 and older but not by those under …