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GOP Senator Warns Against Pulling a 'Rumsfeld'

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WASHINGTON - A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says more troops are needed in Afghanistan and is warning that the U.S. must not 'Rumsfeld' the war.

That's a reference by Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to Bush administration Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld was criticized for not putting more troops in Iraq to secure the country after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

Graham says that if NATO allies don't commit more troops and money in Afghanistan, then the U.S. must because Afghanistan is central to the fight against terrorism.

In Graham's words: "We made mistakes in Iraq. Let's not 'Rumsfeld' Afghanistan. Let's not do this thing on the cheap."

Graham appeared Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation."

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