Thursday, June 12, 2008

National Guard Leaving The Border

The mission of National Guard units to supplement the Border Patrol is winding down to an end. They are packing up and will be gone by July 15. Many proclaim the deployment a success, though not all are speaking up to have them stay. Only the governors in the border states are. President George W. Bush had sent the Guard on a two year mission at a time when there were many complaints about overusing it in Iraq. (See articles in the NY Times and Arizona Republic.)

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