"Sending 30,000 more combat troops to Afghanistan will not make us any safer. Focusing a strategy around the central government in Kabul will not work, especially with a government as corrupt as the Karzai regime. Sending more American combat troops into Afghanistan just means more of those troops will be doing more of the fighting instead of the Afghans themselves, who are more than willing to defend themselves as long as they are given the resources to do so."
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Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher quoted in today's UK Guardian under the headline, "Republican Doves Are Hatching." Rohrabacher, undeniably a hawk in his elder years, skipped military service during the Vietnam War and spent part of the Clinton White House years bone-headedly lobbying on behalf of the Taliban while it aided Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda prepare to carry out the September 11, 2001, terrorists attacks on the United States.