Am I being stupid, but what the hell will sending over another 30,500 troops make in Afghanistan, apart from body-bag manufacturers very happy? The nature of the conflict there is not suitable for troops who are not born and bred to counter-insurgency. All we do by sending out more guys is to make more targets for IED's and melt-away sniper's. Jeez, the terry guys must be super happy sandboys about having so many more sitting duck targets to slot and dismember. On cold nights I just wonder what the total crud Brown thinks he knows about Afghanistan and the nature of the military scene there. Does it not occur to him that if the Russian army that was totally ruthless cannot calm down a totally lunatic islamic and tribal war based country, then we have no bloody chance.