Obama to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border

Obama to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will send 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Tuesday, pre-empting Republican plans to try to force votes on such a deployment.

Obama will also request $500 million for border protection and law enforcement activities, according to lawmakers and administration officials. The moves come as chances for action on comprehensive immigration reform, Obama’s long-stated goal, look increasingly small in this election year. But Obama is under pressure to do something with the issue front and center after Arizona’s passage of a tough crackdown law.

The National Guard troops will work on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support, analysis and training, and support efforts to block drug trafficking. They will temporarily supplement border patrol agents until Customs and Border Protection can recruit and train additional officers and agents to serve on the border, an administration official said.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of a public announcement, disclosed the plans shortly after Obama met at the Capitol with Republican senators who pressed him on immigration issues including the question of sending National Guard troops to the border.

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Obama to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border

Here we go again, another *dog and pony* show, designed to placate the weak-minded among us into believing that the Obama regime is actually doing something to combat the ILLEGALS that are invading this nation.

They are NOT!

Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl have been urging such a move, and Republicans planned to try to require it as an amendment to a pending war spending bill.

In a speech Tuesday on the Senate floor, McCain said the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border has “greatly deteriorated.” He called for 6,000 National Guard troops to be sent, and he asked for $250 million more to pay for them.

“I appreciate the additional 1,200 being sent … as well as an additional $500 million, but it’s simply not enough,” McCain said.

It’s simply amazing how Conservative and *mavericky* McCain can sound when he’s on the campaign trail isn’t it?

Well folks, I have to tell you, whether he’s making campaign noises or not, this time I have to agree with the old RINO, it’s not enough, not nearly enough, and Barack Hussein Obama knows it’s not enough. But, what it really is, in terms of political clout, is just enough to give Obama the high ground so he can say, “I tried”.

He didn’t, not really, but he will claim the effort.

Democrats were considering countering McCain’s amendment with a proposal of their own after disclosure of the White House plans.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., said that the administration would announce the deployments late in the day Tuesday. But the White House wasn’t expected to formally send the spending request to Capitol Hill until after the Memorial Day recess, said Kenneth Baer, spokesman for the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Maybe I’m just a bitter Conservative, but the only counter offer I can see the Democrats making would be “Sit down and shut up or we’ll introduce an amnesty bill and jam it down your throats while we still have the power to do so.”

Homeland Security and Pentagon officials have been jousting over the possible National Guard deployment for the better part of a year. Pentagon officials worried about perceptions that the U.S. was militarizing the border and did not want Guard troops to perform law enforcement duties.

It’s OUR border! It is the business of no one outside of this nation how we man that border!

In 2006, President George W. Bush sent thousands of troops to the border to perform support duties that tie up immigration agents. But that program has since ended, and politicians in border states have called for troops to be sent there to curb human and drug smuggling and to deal with Mexico’s drug violence that has been spilling over into the United States.

George W. Bush DID send troops to the border, unarmed troops. Observers. Big deal. The Bush plan made the troops little more than *clerical staff*. Support duties? Excuse me?? SUPPORT DUTIES??

National Guard troops should only be placed on the border if they are going to be armed and allowed to protect and defend our nation and our border! That is the job of our National Guard troops, that is the job they are intended to do and should be doing!

Sadly, our National Guard troops are still in Iraq in great numbers. In Iraq…

I can’t speak to the numbers of National Guard troops in Afghanistan, I have no precise knowledge of that particular endeavor, but I do know this, if our National Guard troops were brought home and tasked with the duties for which they are intended, there would be NO problems along our border.

More than 20,000 Border Patrol agents are deployed now, mostly along the Southern border.

And we’re supposed to believe that by sending 1,200 National Guard troops to the border, that our government is somehow doing the job of protecting this nation and it’s sovereignty? 1,200 unarmed troops that are only going to fill in the gaps for the U.S. Border Patrol?

Think about it like this folks, 1,200 troops brings about approximately a 7 percent increase in the number of personnel we have on the border right now. Yeah, it will help, a little, but it’s not much more than a drop in the bucket when you look at *The BIG Picture*.

As I said in my opening, it just another *dog and pony* show, brought to you by those fine folks in Washington, D.C. A program designed to make everyone feel all warm and fuzzy as another $500 million dollars gets spent and nothing gets done in the process.

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14 Responses to Obama to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border

  1. Fred, I am afraid that OweBambi may actually be using National GUARD troops to do just the opposite, In his “infinite wizdumb” he might just be sending these troops to enforce his previous “request” (I hesitate to call it an order) that ICE release the ILLEGAL invaders that are sent to them by local law enforcement (which is in my eyes first order treason) unless they are booked on a serious crime. Dog and pony show YES, Just like the ones in good old Tijuana. More like smoke and mirrors to me, He blows smoke up our collective asses while he looks in the mirror at his dumbo ears! Once again and as usual “Nail on the head” comes to mind! Maybe I am a conspiracy theorist but the writing on the wall is too legible and clear to ignore!!!

  2. Longstreet says:

    Fred, I agree. we need troops on the ground with weapons in hand and the authority to “detain anyone crossing that border illegally. It matters little if the number actually sent is 1200 or 6,000, they will make little difference if they are sitting in an office, somewhere, or teaching classes, etc. We need MANPOWER on the damn border!

    JDL

  3. Vigilante says:

    That blackass muslim turd!!!!!!!
    He’s not even fit to be called that. If I had a son that was sent there unarmed and got killed there would be one patriot that would be looking for revenge. When a highly armed drug cartel, that is all business, meets an unarmed NG what do you think is going to happen? We have a president that would rather give a blow job to some third world piece of mexican scum instead of protecting this country. I don’t mind letting my son go to protect us, but by God when this son of a bitch won’t give him the means to do so, then I hope he rots in hell for all eternity. I’d like to see all of them tell him to kiss their asses. We NEED to start making a stand somewhere for God’s sake!!!!!!!!!! This bastard muslim is ignoring the peoples wishes and it’s high time for somebody to start impeachment proceedings.

  4. Further, what no one wants you to know, is that these “troops” will not be dealing with arms; their mission will be “intelligence.” They are NOT armed troops to be on station-keeping. Therefore, if they are not to be utilized directly on the border alongside BP and ICE officers in green uniforms, they are predominantly USELESS.

    This is Mr Obaka, again, attempting to JERK YOU OFF.

    And hoping you’re stupid enough to say: “thank you sir, can I have another?”

    BZ

  5. mrchuck says:

    Obaka is being “niggerish” again in only sending 1200 troops.
    The situation is denigrating rapidly, and what does this negro president do about it,,,, actually really nothing as his plans this week-end are his highest priority,,,, yes, going to Chicago to visit with Bill Ayers and Tony Resco, and other totally avowed communists.
    I hoped that this half white/half african negro would of least had the decency to visit Arlington Natl Cemetery, as this IS the MEMORIAL DAY to honor our military dead who gave their lives for this UNITED STATES!!!
    Obama will be gone pretty soon, and this insult he has done to the USA will never be forgotten, and his Negro heritage will be set back 200 more years, because I will NEVER trust a half negro, 1/4 negro, or a 100% negro to be in ANY responsible position in government again. PERIOD.
    This is Obama’s legacy if there ever will be one!!!!!!!!!

  6. WTF..? Fred hit the dog and pony show exactly! This is pure political cover your ass bullshit! I’ll be posting my own thoughts at CLO, and linking back here as well.

    Way too little. Way too late. And? This is not a republican or a Democrat thing…

    From the impostor in chief all the way back to Kennedy we have had misfits in the White House!

    And now? The powers that be are accusing us. We, the people, of sedition. I accuse them of treason.

  7. minuteman26 says:

    Give me 1200 armed troops and the authoriity to shoot anyone who crosses that border and we WILL make a difference. There would be no one for ICE to send south. The Gov of Arizona could do that on her own as she has every right to protect that piece of border. Hope she has the guts to do so. As for what Obama is doing; he might as well equip the Guard with cameras so they can take pictures of the scenery.

  8. Robert says:

    All of the sudden:

    Obama is doing this just to be able to say to the moderate demorats that he’s getting tough on the border…sigh, and just like health care they will buy this crap.

  9. extex_cop says:

    Sending 1200 troops to the border is a joke. You would have more luck trying to piss on a house fire to put it out.
    I just read a report that the drug cartels have over 135,000 well armed men…and are using a lot of those to snuggle aliens and drugs across the border.
    It would be a better plan if we sent 1200 or more M1A1 Abrams tanks to the border. Put one every 3 miles apart….fully equiped… with Sabot rounds…and H.E.A.T. rounds. Use of night vision and heat sensors…..shoot anything bigger than a coyote that pops up on the screen.
    Then and only then would the Mexicans stay home and might start trying to fix their government.

  10. Steve Dennis says:

    It must be an election year. Why ekse would John McCain suddenly move to the right? Does anyone believe that this is more than just a political stunt before an election in an attempt to show Americans that Democrats are going to get serious about the border? I hope that Americans will see this for what it is. A sham!

  11. johnko1 says:

    I do not advocate any military personnel refusing to obey an order, but in this case I have to make an exception. If our National Guard troops are sent to the border, unless they are put behind a desk or in a classroom teaching, and they are not allowed to be armed? I’d tell the higher ups to kiss my ass. I’d turn in my uniform and head to the house. They not only need to be armed, they need the authority to open fire in any case. They need to be able to patrol our border just like it was in the middle east, it’s a war zone and it’s about time to treat it like one. Barrack, you are a worthless piece of crap and do not deserve to be in the position you are in. The sad part is that he’ll be long out of office and in all likelyhood deceased before we’re ever told that he in fact was not elligible to hold that office to begin with, you do have to be a US citizen. Going back to my original thought, any National Guard troops sent to our southern border should be put on the border, not behind a desk or in a classroom, and they should be armed to the teeth.

  12. BobF says:

    The only way 1200 troops can help is if they’re flying Apache and Cobra helicopters with authorization to fire.

  13. minuteman26 says:

    BobF – Gunships loaded with 20mm and nails would definately influence the border. Fear factor for the drug runners would go way up after seeing their compadres stuck to the trees.

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