Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Monday, August 07, 2006

6,000 National Guardsmen

What ever happened to all the National Guardsmen who were going to be sent to the border? I remember the President saying he was going to send them. I remember people getting all upset that he was going to send them. I remember people saying 6,000 wasn’t even a band-aid on a gunshot wound, and yet nothing. I don’t know if they are there and if they are if they are doing anything.
But what I do know is that nothing has changed along the border and thousands are still coming in everyday.


Blogger Bobkatt said...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
SAN DIEGO — More than 6,000 National Guard troops have been assigned to southwestern border states by the government's Aug. 1 deadline — though only about half of them are on duty along the border, the Guard said Monday.

Guard officials said 6,199 troops were somewhere in the four southwestern border states, with many still in training. Col. Mark Allen, a spokesman for the National Guard Bureau, said 2,000 to 3,000 were on the border, most searching for illegal activity.

In New Mexico, troops are helping spot illegal immigrants, building vehicle barriers and working in office positions, Agent Patrick Berry said. Soldiers near El Paso, Texas, were doing video surveillance and tending to horses, Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said.

The Border Patrol credits the Guard with helping arrest 2,296 illegal immigrants, and seizing 14,496 pounds of marijuana and 200 pounds of cocaine, said patrol spokesman Mario Martinez.

Tue Aug 08, 02:43:00 AM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

Guess that answers that. Damn that's a lot of weed!

Tue Aug 08, 05:32:00 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Reminds me of bailing out the boat without plugging the hole first...

Tue Aug 08, 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Bobkatt, the problem is that 8,200 new illegals come to this country everyday. So the fact that they have helped catch 2,300 in the past few months means what? But, I do think your post goes along way to illustrate the point that the drugs in this country that our destroying the lives of so many Americans are coming from Mexico and by not shutting down that border we are shutting down the lives and hopes of millions of Americans.

Tue Aug 08, 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

Maybe they should look in IRAQ: that's where all OUR Guardsmen and women are these days.

Wed Aug 09, 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

There are still thousands of Guardsmen who are still here in the US, even by Bobkatt’s article, thousands have been sent to the South East of this country.

Wed Aug 09, 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Oncorhynchus Mykiss said...

I know one man who will be at the border....and that man is Chase Hothouse.

Thu Aug 10, 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Chase Hothouse, keeping America safe.

Fri Aug 11, 12:07:00 AM  

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