The military on the border, finally?...

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    http://today.reuters.com/investing/...12395736_RTRIDST_0_USA-IMMIGRATION-BORDER.XML

    Pentagon May Help Secure Border

    Bush Seeks Military's Ideas For Problems Along U.S.-Mexico Border

    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2006

    (AP) Faced with growing pressure from southern states, the Bush administration wants the military to come up with ideas to help solve security problems along the U.S. border with Mexico.

    In back-to-back moves this week, the Pentagon began exploring ways to lend support at the southern border, while the House on Thursday voted to allow the Homeland Security Department in limited cases to use soldiers in that region.

    At the Pentagon, Paul McHale, the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, asked officials to offer options for the use of military resources and troops, particularly the National Guard, along the border with Mexico, according to defense officials familiar with the discussions.

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    About freakin' time...
     
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    I said the same thing on my board...
    I've BEEN saying it for years...
    The National Guard belongs HERE to protect OUR BORDERS....
     

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