Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama Orders National Guard to Southern Borders: Republicans Focus on Jobs Debt Terror

Senate Republicans met in a "closed door" meeting with Obama today on Capitol Hill. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Republicans focused on "jobs, debt and terror," and said on a majority of issues, Republicans have a "large difference of opinion" with a President who favors "far-left legislation." After the meeting, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the floor of the senate, saying "we need to secure the borders first," but said Obama "didn't agree." McCain called for 6,000 National Guard, but is getting 1,200.

Border Fence

Apparently, the National Guard deployed to the border will not "secure it," but will
"provide intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance support; intelligence analysis; immediate support to counter narcotics enforcement; and training capacity until Customs and Border Patrol can recruit and train additional offices and agents t serve on the border..."
Five hundred million will be requested to support the beefed up security, but building the legislated physical fence still isn't happening and the virtual border fence is a dud, after spending multiple BILLIONS of taxpayer monies. Take a look at the spec of the proposed fencing in the graphic above. If we are honest about it, we will admit that not many illegals will get through that structure.

The article linked in the second paragraph quotes the White House saying the Guard members will "...also help build on and complement the strong security partnership with Mexico...." I do not find any evidence or explanation of exactly what part the Mexican government is playing in the "strong security" of our mutual borders. If you have any details, let me know.

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