Is Iraq in better shape today than before U.S. troops arrived?
A new Harris Poll released today shows that most Americans believe Iraq is in better shape today than before U.S. troops arrived in 2003, but those surveyed are still divided over whether the war was worth fighting.
In the survey 57 percent of Americans said that Iraq is better off today than it was before the U.S. invasion 7 years ago, compared to 19 percent who believe the country is worse off (another 24 percent said they aren't sure). But when asked if the war was worth fighting, only 49 percent agreed, while 38 percent did not think it was worth the sacrifice.
Americans living in the South and West were more likely to support the war, while those in the North were as likely to oppose the war as to support it.
What do you think? Is Iraq in better shape today than before U.S. troops arrived? If so, does it mean the war was worth the cost?
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