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    Interesting question. In the USA, the war was initially suported by a majority, but since about 2005 most people have considered it a mistake and want the troops back home. And the Republicans lost badly in the elections in 2006 and 2008, and it also played a major part in the Democratic presidential nomination.

    In Britain, there was never majority support of the war, but the main opposition party also supported the war. The war-supporting governments lost the next elections in Spain and Italy, although Berlusconi has since returned to power. But strangely enough, in Denmark, where the war was supported by a much smaller majority in the parliament, it does not seem to have had much political impact, not even after it had gone south.

    And what about Afghanistan? In many countries opposition to the war has been increasingly higher. Last year, for the first time there was a majority opposing to war in the USA. This had been the case in Canada and Germany for many years. A majority wants to in the UK and in Norway too. But in Denmark, which according to this article has lost nearly twice as many soldiers per capita than the USA, the antiwar movement still seems to be weak.

    http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/01/scandinavia-at-war/

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