Thursday, June 29, 2006

Still waiting for more National Guard troops on the border

Our pathetic "president" has been unable to muster even half of the 2,500 National Guard troops promised to be placed on the US-Mexico border by July 1.

Notes this Associated Press story: As of Thursday, the next-to-last day of the month, fewer than 1,000 troops were in place, according to military officials in the four border states of Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona.

Typical, Orwellian doublespeak from some Bushian spokeshole: "It's not a combat priority. It is a volunteer mission," said Kristine Munn, spokeswoman for the National Guard Bureau, an arm of the Pentagon, "so it's a question of balancing the needs of the Border Patrol with the needs of 54 states and territories, and all those balls roll in different directions."

As I suspected, Bush is all talk no walk. And we have no clue who is coming across the border. And these aren't always just friendly dishwashers and hardworking lawn maintenance workers. Sometimes these illegals are seriously dangerous and bloodthirsty gangbangers looking for a thrill - or to kill - , as noted in this story out of Texas.

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