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To the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A new poll tonight shedding light on how Americans feel about our wars.
As the United States now approaches the tenth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan -- anniversary this Friday.
Pure research center data finds just 34% of our nation's veterans believe the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- worth the fight.
This just slightly higher than the 28%.
Of the general public who say the wars were worth it.
Joining me now colonel Oliver North combat decorated marine.
Who worked on president Reagan's National Security Council staff and disposed of war stories on the Fox News Channel.
Colonel great to have you with us always great review -- even on the -- when the new is not always good well thank you and indeed.
The fact is that a third of our back since September 11 think the wars we're not we're finding does that number surprise.
It -- couple of things the report about this poll number one they understand pulled the number of people who actually served in the war but includes lots of guys -- in the military and got out.
In fact what you have here is a vivid example of the failure of leadership.
I have I speak from some experience from war wanna go far away called Vietnam.
Once the once the decision has been made by the commander in chief.
That we're not going to win.
That pulling out is the measure of victory.
You can expect morale in the perception of people who served in it to drop dramatically this poll.
Looking at it now -- it is.
Entirely different than what you saw three years ago among those who one believe that we could have a victory is George Bush described to ten years ago on the seventh in the end.
We were going to make sure that what we did was stay there until we got the job done.
Every single soldier sailor airman guard's marine I've talked to over there -- says.
We need to finish the job and not just saying that because they got a fox logo and what is and what is leadership's.
Well the leadership of -- of the military desperately wants this on the net.
We've a special on ten years a decade at -- this weekend and that's what we're talking about we're talking the leaders who define victory force.
The idea that the united states military -- is -- that's already engaged in the longest military conflict artistry.
That our generals have not to look -- victory or civilian leadership has not delivered.
A mission that has been accomplished.
This is now.
The way to inspire the better morale amongst our troops who mean -- Who march off to secure those goals that it and it it and it is a horrible way.
-- trust on the part of the American people and its leadership -- no doubt about that the but the reality of what we've confronted in Afghanistan is a country that is only 24% literate.
With youngsters who are the graduates of the Taliban educational system -- says no school -- a good school as you people in general Caldwell who's in the special.
Who identified that problem and you now have nearly 350000.
Trained Afghan soldiers and police.
Who can read write and they carry a thing like a pencil in their pocket because they're not use.
That's a dramatic change from what we saw it even three years ago.
Did you just say we -- in Afghanistan we have one in Afghanistan.
And that's where we conclude the victory was not simply killing Osama bin Laden -- making sure Afghanistan cannot once again become a place where anybody.
Can confront the government -- opportunity to attack this country like the Taliban.
Colonel -- your lips to God's here thank you prevent --