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    Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    In a recent visit to El Paso, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for 1,000 troops to protect the border.

    Obama was cautious, however. "We've got a very big border with Mexico," he said. "I'm not interested in militarizing the border."
    Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration | McClatchy Washington Bureau

    The man's ability to say two things at once and get away with it amazes me.


    "We're going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense," Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.

    "I don't have a particular tipping point in mind," he said. "I think it's unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens."
    Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration | McClatchy Washington Bureau
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    Re: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    I don't see how he is saying two things at once. It makes sense to want to do something about it but be cautious about it also. Sending troops to combat the cartels may result in an even higher amount of violence in the border cities, so you want to approach this is a sensitive manner that would least effect the innocent people caught in the middle.
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    Re: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I don't see how he is saying two things at once. It makes sense to want to do something about it but be cautious about it also. Sending troops to combat the cartels may result in an even higher amount of violence in the border cities, so you want to approach this is a sensitive manner that would least effect the innocent people caught in the middle.
    He doesn't want to militarize the border, yet he's considering putting troops on the border...
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    Re: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    He doesn't want to militarize the border, yet he's considering putting troops on the border...

    There is a difference there and you know it.
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    Re: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    He doesn't want to militarize the border, yet he's considering putting troops on the border...
    He doesn't want to militarize the border to combat illegal aliens, but he wants to send troops to protect our border towns in case the cartels stir up trouble.

    There is DEFINITELY a difference.

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    Re: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    Why can't the govenor put 1,000 troops on his states border if he feels the need to?
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    Re: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    One wonders whether such obscenely inefficient measures would be necessary if not for the attempts to "criminalize" drugs and immigration, which have the effect of causing more problems than they prevent...hasn't there been an Eighteenth Amendment that's indicated the nature and consequences of prohibition schemes?

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    Re: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    He doesn't want to militarize the border to combat illegal aliens, but he wants to send troops to protect our border towns in case the cartels stir up trouble.

    There is DEFINITELY a difference.
    There is.

    One has been going on for a while and no one is stopping it, the other has been happening more lately and gee... no one wants to do anything about it. He'll talk tough... kinda, and do nothing.
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    Re: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

    Let's not rush into anything, I think we should wait until San Diego or El Paso surpass Phoenix as the kidnapping capital of America.

    ABC News: Kidnapping Capital of the U.S.A.

    What's it going to take before our government decides to do something?

    It's estimated that there's 11-13 million illegal aliens in our country, receiving free health care, education, public assistance, not to mention the crimes they commit.

    Now add to that, the drug cartels, they aren't spilling over our borders, they are here and are wreaking havoc.

    A new Pentagon study “concludes that Mexico is at risk of becoming a failed state,” said Joel Kurtzman in The Wall Street Journal, thanks to its ongoing “vicious drug war.” The violence and corruption are so bad that Mexico, like Pakistan, could see a “wholesale collapse of civil government.”

    No, “I’d bet money,” said Rod Dreher in Beliefnet, that President-elect Obama “will have to fully militarize the US-Mexico border before he leaves office.” And he might even have to “invade Mexico” to “fight the narcotraffickers and prop up the government.” The only questions are how and when.


    What's Napolitano doing about it? Looks like nothing, as a matter of fact, she's pretty much stymied most attempts to enforce any type of immigration law.

    Bills Napolitano Vetoed

    How can the former governor of Arizona be our DHS Secretary and not be responding to the border crisis?

    Her priorities are a complete joke:

    During my short term as Secretary, DHS has helped respond to ice storms in the Midwest, rescued ice fishermen on Lake Erie, helped secure the Super Bowl, and even assisted in capturing pirates off the coast of Somalia – all since January 21.

    DHS: Testimony of Secretary Janet Napolitano before the House Committee on Homeland Security on DHS, The Path Forward

    They need to put troops on the border, and finish the fence we paid for.
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