200 extra troops pledged for Afghanistan

and the ALP agrees...!

The Federal Government has confirmed it will send an extra 200 troops to Afghanistan as part of a regional reconstruction task force.... The Federal Opposition's Defence spokesman, Robert McLelland, says Labor supports the extra troop deployment.

"We think that will be an important factor in assisting the restoration of security in Afghanistan and in particular, ultimately preventing Afghanistan from being the source of drug trade which ultimately ends up on our streets, but in particular funds terrorism in the South East Asian region," he said.

....excuse my cynicism please.