obama deploys troops to guard mexico-us border

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    Obama to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border - Yahoo! News

    this ought to make a whole mess of rah-rahs happy, unless of course, like mccain, they're going to bitch that they need to send more troops.

    at the risk of drawing fire for my ignorance, isn't there some constitutional constraint about using troops for something like this?
     
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    Not at all. Maintaining America's borders and sovereignty is easily within the legitimate role of the military.

    In fact, this may be the first legit use of the military in decades.
     
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    I'd love to hear what the standing orders for these troops....what can and what can't they do....deep down, I think its just a lot of bullshit, dog and pony show, slight of hand ...
    their orders are probably to see that the illegals come to no harm and that they have enough water and food for the journey...
     
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    IMO it is an illegal use of the troops. We aren't at war with Mexico and it isn't the duty of the armed forces to catch immigrants.

    The rightwing nutters will probably love it, though.
     
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    an interesting perspective.

    aren't you a mod? this thread is a dupe of one in the immigration forum and it's about 6 minutes younger.
     
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    Does this troop deployment mean that Obama is now a RACIST?
     
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    Thus the reason it's the National Guard - this is what they are paid for; this is why they exist.

    National Guard Counter Drug Program (NGCD)
    Conducts a full spectrum campaign that bridges the gap between and among Department of Defense and non-DoD institutions in the fight against illicit drugs and transnational threats to the homeland. Supports law enforcement and community based Counterdrug operations at all levels of government to anticipate, deter, and defeat these threats in order to enhance national security and protect our society.
    Joint CONUS Communications Support Environment (JCCSE)

    Encompasses all of the vital organizations and supporting net-centric IT capabilities required by the National Guard to support USNORTHCOM, USPACOM, USSTRATCOM, and other Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) mission partners by extending interagency trusted information sharing and collaboration capabilities to and from the national level, the 54 States and Territories, and local incident sites.
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    I'd go so far to say that recreational drug interdiction would be yet another misuse of the military.
     
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    What is the Constitutional purpose of the military? Please tell me you're just joshin'?
     
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    It is? 100's of 1,000's of illegals flooding over our borders constitutes an invasion that's been happening for far too long. The friggin' borders should have been closed since September 12, 2001, and even before then.
     

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