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However I believe this is just an attempt to help his approval rating or help his own agenda like getting the illegal immigrants in America angrier.
President Bush does a lot of things.
Not sure how the National Guard will stop Al Queda entering the country, if someone can enlighten me, I will be grateful.
I will steel.
Ok currently there is no boarder protection. Apart from the minute men (who are true patriots) so ANYONE could easily sneak into America through the boarder. There’s extra security in the airports where there arresting old women in wheel chairs and Bush is asking you to give up your rights for “security” and to protect us from the terrorists yet he leaves the boarders wide open. Or at least he did.
But knowing politicians it will probally be cancelled at the last minute.
- and about bloody time,too!
more dismaying is the fact that it took until 2006
for something to be done about it..!!
IS Amerika a Third World cuntry?
This is the sorta crapola we have to deal with
IN THE CARIBBEAN, fer cryin out loud!
It should have been more like 15 thousand
Yes, it's a start, but the 6000 number's grossly inadequate for the area to be covered.
If the National Guard was actually being deployed to guard the border and stop the flood of illegals, then it might be considered good. However, when you deploy National Guard troops with no arrest powers to stand along the border to convince Americans that you are tough on illegal immigration, well it's pathetic.
Bush is using our National Guard to further his political agenda. Period.
Once he has passed his "guest worker" program, and put illegals on the citizenship track, the Guard troops will be quietly sent home, and it will be business as usual along the border.
In fact, illegal immigration will increase because the illegals will feel like if they come to America they are on their way to citizenship.
For reference, the U.S. presently has 10,000 border guards on the Southern border.
It is a good idea but in reality we all know that the National Guard will not stay on the Border long enough to end the tide of illegals.This is an empty gester full of sound and fury;signifying nothing.
It is a short term strategy designed to make it look like he is doing something. The real issue is with training and deploying significant higher numbers of actual IMS border patrol agents. This is a problem that has existed for decades. No president or congress has stepped up to the plate to address this despite them all knowing it is a problem.
The other question is where will these troops come from? The military and guard are already stretched to the limit.
Seon, perhaps you could enlighten me as to the old women in wheelchairs that are being arrested.
Isnt that what the national guard is for?
I don't believe that is a function of the National Guard, is it?
Just another band-aid measure instead of addressing the problem directly.
IF the border needs security, then properly fund, staff, and train the organization tasked with that responsibility. I believe I remember hearing there is a group called a Border Patrol or some such thing. MAKE that group functional! Don't initiate temporary stop-gap functions that allow any existing dysfunctionalities to persist.
This is just another short- sighted, politically motivated, for- show measure that will not substantially address the probelm and ignores real areas that may need improvement.
We need more like 20,000 National Guard troops sent down there and most of them actually need to be ON the border patrolling it.
Noone has adddressed how this stop Al Queda... can the border guards stop another 9/11?
Note that none of the National Guard will actually be deployed in a capacity to confront illegals. They'll have desk jobs or 'support functions.'
As griffon, Corrupt, and FF so correctly point out -- this accomplishes nothing and is all for political show.
while it's a stupid idea to militarize the border, at least the National guard is doing something from within as they were meant to. not being shipped off to the hellonearthstan to die by some roadside bomb.
Now they can stand on the border alongside the Nazi Minuteman dXXXheads pointing their weapons at women and children who wants to crawl over to a place where they can live without starving.
Nazis in this country finally got what they wanted though. Now if they fill the trains running 24 hours to the borders, they will be waving swastikas and drinkin' whisky and have a hell of a hoedown.
I've always been afraid of those "Holy War" boys finding out how open our border is.. I will not waste My worry on immigrants, specially when our Safety isn't even protected.
But nothing's happened lately so clearly the terrorist haven't heard how easy it is to get into the country! :p
Until I stop breathing, I'll insist that mister Bush hold true to his campaign promise to put 2,000 new border partol agents in the field. The Guard is *not trained* for this kind of op. Bad things *will happen*, should this come to pass.
Fiddle you have a point this has happened before and last time it was called of at the last minute, remember the wall we were supposed to build?
And I exaggerated they didn’t arrest them but I read a article where airport security strip searched a little old lady in a wheel chair and when her daughter tried to stop them because the doctor said she shouldn’t get up they threatened her. This isn’t the America I’ve come to admire over the years.
There’s plenty of other cases of airport security abusing people like that.
So why are we asked to give up all these freedoms yet the boarder has remained wide open for 5 years?
Steel it probably wont prevent another 911 but if all this giving up freedom was really to fight terrorism then the boarders would be closed and America has the right to protect its boarders.
It won't do any good. It didn't do any good the last time it was tried years ago.
Voted : Better be watching Canada instead!
It's a known fact that Jewel Staite is plotting to take over the USA!
Actually, never mind...I think I'd be okay with that...