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Keeping mum: Santa Barbara's Congressional Representative Lois Capps was hesitant to commit one way or the other on the current conflict in Afghanistan, and wouldn't outright support nor condemn President Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to the region. However, Capps, who has been to Afghanistan twice in the past three years, did express concern that pulling out of the region too early would nullify valuable freedoms recently acquired by Afghani women.

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