Sunday, May 21, 2006

National Guard troops in for the duration

Whether it's in Iraq or on the border, a Pentagon memo has indicated that the Guard troops are there until we get rid of Our Dear Embattled Leader.
President Bush’s planned deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border would last at least two years with no clear end date, according to a Pentagon memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
The one-page “initial guidance” memo to National Guard leaders in border states does not address the estimated cost of the mission or when soldiers would be deployed. But high-ranking officials in the California National Guard said they were told Friday that deployments would not begin before early June....

.....The document described an “end date” for the mission when the U.S. Border Patrol operation “gains independent operational control of the (southwest border) and National Guard forces are no longer required for this mission.”
Where have we heard that before? At least the heavily armed natives in the region are friendly and drink beer.


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