QUOTE (hett @ May 16 2006, 01:39 PM)
I expect that military units will be rotated in and out of active duty similiar to how units are deployed in Iraq. Of course I didn't say they would be there for a month a two, but it is reasonable to assume that a tour on the border might last 5-6 months.
Have you talked to any soldiers that have served in Iraq? Not one unit spent less time than a year in Iraq, and even then as the soldiers were packing thier shit up to come home, they got extended for another six months, a year. Maybe
after a year a tour might last 6 months, but not initially.
So have you read anything that indicates the same forces will be along the border for the entire year? Well here is what I have read.http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/05/12/border.defense/index.htmlThe Pentagon said it could sustain a National Guard force of up to 10,000 troops along the border by rotating the forces during regular training cycles, but that it's too early to discuss exact numbers. Any such use of the Guard would be temporary, it said.
What I got from that article is just a bunch of really general statements that can't be confirmed. The "Pentagon" said. Who is the pentagon? Well they said that it could
sustain a NG force up to 10,000 troops. Yeah, rotating the forces during the training cycle. Read: After a year, new troops will be rotated in as some are rotated out. They also say, by the article you supplied, that it's too early to discuss exact numbers. Not one thing in that article was firm, and it was released well before the Presiden't public address. ""President Bush could announce a plan as soon as next week, and Pentagon sources told CNN on Friday that National Guard troops might be involved.
Bush is scheduled to speak on immigration and border security at 8 p.m. Monday in an Oval Office address
That article said absolutely nothing.
Everytime people like you say that about me, you look stupid. My first post in this thread said what I like, and what I dislike about the president's plan, a real party loyalist wouldn't have said what I disagreed with Bush about.
No, you're stupid. I'm telling on you!! Fucking grow up man. This post is the first time I have ever heard you disagree with the president. You back him up on the most ridiculous things. Like the rest of your post. And every post of yours in this thread since.
Sp according to yourself, when should we start caring about illegal immigration?
A long time ago. Now is a great time to do something about it. If you read my posts, and actually paid attention instead of trying to find a way to make me look bad, then you would get it. We should do something about immigration. But plan for it. Think things through logically. Plan ahead.
Why does the NG have to be a part of it? How many border states are getting millions upon millions of dollars for thier police forces for this reason? It's almost like he had a dream, woke up and was like "lets get some troops together and go fuck with some beaners!" He doesn't think things through. That's why we have such a mess in Iraq right now. But you probably don't think so. Another thing; Bush was granting amnesty, and wanted to even give drivers' licences to illegals right before the pres. election to get more votes. That's a big "flip flop" to go from protecting aliens to using military force to remove them from the states.
Our country has dozens, if not hundreds of issues to be dealt with. Should all 535 members of Congress focus on one issue at a time, until that problem is sovled, or should we work on multiple issues at the same time? Its not like the Congress was busy in the hills of Aghanistan looking for Osama, and we pulled them away to make a law, or that we are pulling troops away from Afghanistan to patrol the Mexican border.
Maybe Congress should figure out how to tie up the loose ends that are left out there instead of trying to pull attention away from our global failures by creating new fiascos so the media can pick up on them. Yes we should work on multiple issues at the same time, but only until it becomes ineffective. Would you have our country spend hundreds of billions of dollars on many failed, half-assed projects. Of course you would. Why take on so many issues if we have no way of finishing them off? And yes, I do think that we should focus on an issue until that problem is solved. You don't? And you call me an idiot? Here Hett, why don't we just initiate a bunch of solutions and see if they work themselves out. God am I glad you are not a politician. No, we are not pulling troops away from Afghanistan to patrol the border, but they are our
resources. Resources that are now going to be occupied. Bush is so quick to use NG for border patrol, but what were they doing after Katrina?