The percentages of Americans, by selected demographics, who support and oppose “the peace deal the U.S. signed with the Taliban agreeing to full withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan”:
A plurality of the total, 43%, responded “not sure”. That’s understandable on account of a lack of details, I suppose–but we’ve been there for nearly two decades. If the war was a person, he’d be able to drive, vote, and be looking forward to buying booze soon. It’s not called the graveyard of empires for nothing.
We are watching the Republican electorate, in fits and spurts, transforming into the America First party. The Democrats are simultaneously shedding their anti-imperial instincts. As long as the empire is imposing the correct diet–diversity, inclusion, equity, tolerance–the imperial march of progress may go on. On the latter bit, though, we shouldn’t be hyperbolic–support for withdrawal is greater than opposition to it is among all major demographic groups.