The “Mistake” Question:

The Gallup Poll finds that the “was it a mistake” question it has asked about wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq offers a surprising look at the political landscape. It is true that Democrats and Republicans have differing views about whether it was a mistake to send troops to Korea and Iraq—just not the same view for each war. Democrats favored the Korean War, while Republicans show more support for the war in Iraq. The Vietnam War was an anomaly, with party affiliation proscribing very little difference—a majority in each party called it a mistake. Read more and see the graphs here.