I’d say it is more like Democrats and liberals are just chicken.
“In keeping with previous surveys, nearly half of the respondents described their political views as conservative or very conservative. Slightly more than half said they consider themselves Republicans, 22 percent independents and 13 percent Democrats.” [BWAAAACK Buck buck BWAAAAAAACK!]
….”Although realistic about the challenges ahead, troops overwhelmingly support the mission in Afghanistan.”
“Eight out of 10 respondents said the U.S. should have gone to war in Afghanistan. Nearly the same amount support plans to boost the number of troops there by more than 20,000, for a total of more than 50,000.”