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    But nearly two months after the governor requested - and the Department of Defense approved the use of 6,000 Louisiana National Guard troops - only a fraction - 1,053 - have actually been deployed by Jindal to fight the spill.

    "If you ask any Louisianan, if you said 'If you had those troops, do you think they could be put to good use? Is there anything they can do in your parish?' I think they'd all tell you 'Absolutely,'" Louisiana state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, said.

    As of today, the federal government has authorized a total of 17,500 National Guard troops across four Gulf states, all to be paid for by BP.

    But CBS News has learned that in addition to Louisiana's 1,053 troops of 6,000, Alabama has deployed 432 troops of 3,000 available. Even fewer have been deployed in Florida - 97 troops out of 2,500 - and Mississippi - 58 troops out of 6,000.

    Those figures prompted President Obama to weigh in.

    "I urge the governors in the affected states to activate these troops as soon as possible," Mr. Obama said.

    It's believed officials in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi and are reluctant to use more troops because their presence could hurt tourism. In hardest-hit Louisiana, however, Jindal is pointing fingers.
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    This is just sad, and these governors need to explain themselves. Especially Jindal.
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    Yet again, money is the root of the problem. Gotta look out for profits, even while a national catastrophe is happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Gulf Coast Governors Leaving National Guard Idle - CBS Evening News - CBS News

    This is just sad, and these governors need to explain themselves. Especially Jindal.
    No, what's sad is your fuax outrage.

    What's the National Gaurd supposed to do, exactly? Shoot at the oil slick?

    Please, explain to us what assets the Army National Guard has, that could remotely be deployed/employed to deal with the oil slick.

    I can't wait! This is going to be one of those more funner threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, what's sad is your fuax outrage.

    What's the National Gaurd supposed to do, exactly? Shoot at the oil slick?

    Please, explain to us what assets the Army National Guard has, that could remotely be deployed/employed to deal with the oil slick.

    I can't wait! This is going to be one of those more funner threads.
    The national guard is trained in disaster relief and could help any evacuations or disaster preparedness programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, what's sad is your fuax outrage.

    What's the National Gaurd supposed to do, exactly? Shoot at the oil slick?

    Please, explain to us what assets the Army National Guard has, that could remotely be deployed/employed to deal with the oil slick.

    I can't wait! This is going to be one of those more funner threads.
    How about cleaning beaches? How about building stuff to prevent oil from coming in? After all dear Jindal has called for the Feds to basically call in the military and yet he has not activated his own.. typical pathetic double standard Jindal. Guess he thinks his days of prayer would be more effective than his own National Guard... a clear sign of a mad man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    The national guard is trained in disaster relief and could help any evacuations or disaster preparedness programs.
    True, they are trained to handle evacuations and rescues. None of their training can be in anyway useful with the oil slick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    How about cleaning beaches? How about building stuff to prevent oil from coming in? After all dear Jindal has called for the Feds to basically call in the military and yet he has not activated his own.. typical pathetic double standard Jindal. Guess he thinks his days of prayer would be more effective than his own National Guard... a clear sign of a mad man.
    There are two reasons why you're wrong on that score.

    1) Soldiers aren't to be used for menial labor, it's a violation of Army regulations.

    2) There are already hundreds of people getting paid to do the beach cleanup.



    After all dear Jindal has called for the Feds to basically call in the military and yet he has not activated his own.. typical pathetic double standard Jindal.
    There is nothing in the Louisiana National Gaurd system, that would be an asset to containing, stopping, or cleaning up the oil slick...typical leftist stupidity...and covering for Buckey.
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    Re: Gulf Coast Governors Leaving National Guard Idle

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    The national guard is trained in disaster relief and could help any evacuations or disaster preparedness programs.
    So the National Guard will evacuate wildlife and brief those not effected on what to do in case of oil contamination?

    I know that you're just puppeting the new Dem Talking points of trying to shift the blame from the Fed's to the States, we understand that you believe those 4,000 or so extra bodies might make "a real difference". The rest of us will sit back and watch you and the other UI's of the Democrat Party run with this line for a few days till it dies and await the next MSM pushed talking point from the WH.
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    If there is anything more phony than Bobby Jindal's "outrage," I can't think of it. When confronted with the facts, what does he do? He lies. How very Republican of him.


    "Actually we asked the White House to approve the initial 6,000," Jindal said. "What they came back and said is the Coast Guard and BP had to authorize individual tasks."

    But Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander in charge of the government's response to the spill, said Jindal is just flat wrong.

    "There is nothing standing in the governor's way from utilizing more National Guard troops," Allen said.

    In fact, the Coast Guard says every request to use the National Guard has been approved, usually within a day. Now Jindal's office acknowledged to CBS News the governor has not specifically asked for more Guard troops to be deployed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    If there is anything more phony than Bobby Jindal's "outrage," I can't think of it. When confronted with the facts, what does he do? He lies. How very Republican of him.


    "Actually we asked the White House to approve the initial 6,000," Jindal said. "What they came back and said is the Coast Guard and BP had to authorize individual tasks."

    But Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander in charge of the government's response to the spill, said Jindal is just flat wrong.

    "There is nothing standing in the governor's way from utilizing more National Guard troops," Allen said.

    In fact, the Coast Guard says every request to use the National Guard has been approved, usually within a day. Now Jindal's office acknowledged to CBS News the governor has not specifically asked for more Guard troops to be deployed."
    Then when he got caught in that lie, Jindal's spokesman said he's waiting for word from Louisiana's Adjutant General, the only problem with that is, the Adjutant General answers to Jindal.

    Remember Jindal was the Republican's newest darling to fawn over, their rising star, 'til he bombed in a rebuttal speech last year.


    Jindal, the gift that keeps on giving

    “We just simply don’t know how to govern” - Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) a member of the House Budget Committee

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