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Obama Considering Deploying Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border
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Posted on 03/12/2009 6:52:28 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama Considering Deploying Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border President Obama tells regional reporters it is "unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens."

FOXNews.com

Thursday, March 12, 2009

President Obama says he's considering whether to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, after Texas Gov. Rick Perry made an urgent call fort 1,000 more "boots on the ground" to deal with the growing violence.

The president weighed the option during a meeting with regional reporters Wednesday afternoon.

"We're going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense," Obama said, according to an account by McClatchy Newspapers. "I don't have a particular tipping point in mind. ... I think it's unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodod; bordersecurity; drugwarconsequences; nationalguard; thankprohibition; wod
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1 posted on 03/12/2009 6:52:28 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought he said just yesterday that he WOULD NOT deploy troops to Taco Bell. I’ll have to try to find the article.


2 posted on 03/12/2009 6:54:06 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“We just need to find a way to stop the armed narco gangsters, while still allowing millions of undocumented guest workers and future Democrat voters in.”


3 posted on 03/12/2009 6:54:35 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

See what you can do when you feel confident that “their” vote is locked in?

W. did nothing because he was still “hoping” for a voting bloc that would never come to his party.


4 posted on 03/12/2009 6:54:58 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The Stimulus Package: Preamble to the Democrat's new Declaration of In Dependence)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I saw that article too.

Emperor Zero is talking out of both sides of his mouth again.


5 posted on 03/12/2009 6:55:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Sub-Driver

NO BLOOD FOR SALSA!..................


6 posted on 03/12/2009 6:55:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more Chicago Bull than Michael Jordan...................)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll believe it when I see it.


7 posted on 03/12/2009 6:55:42 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Sub-Driver
he says both he won't, and he might, so he can argue both sides without being pinned down...”I've always said...blah blah blah”
8 posted on 03/12/2009 6:55:56 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Militarize the borders? And what will they use for weapons? My guess is harsh language and dirty looks.


9 posted on 03/12/2009 6:56:11 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Sub-Driver

Governor. Send out the Gaurd on State Active Duty. Nero is too busy serving wagenu steaks.


10 posted on 03/12/2009 6:56:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: cripplecreek

Emperor Zero is talking out of both sides of his mouth again.
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And his butt.


11 posted on 03/12/2009 6:56:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I think it's unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens."

Damn, he's genius!.................

12 posted on 03/12/2009 6:56:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more Chicago Bull than Michael Jordan...................)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s the point if Obozo isn’t serious? No use getting military killed because some dumbass politico in Washington refuses them bullets (ala Clinton refusing armor in Somalia).


13 posted on 03/12/2009 6:56:49 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Sub-Driver

Build the Wall! It’s a perfect example of a shovel-ready project!


14 posted on 03/12/2009 6:56:57 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: Sub-Driver

“1000 more boots on the ground” is only 500 more people.

That is an awful lot of border for 500 people to cover.


15 posted on 03/12/2009 6:57:10 AM PDT by DaiHuy (')
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To: Doogle

“, so he can argue both sides without being pinned down...”

Voting “present”


16 posted on 03/12/2009 6:57:28 AM PDT by conservativemusician (Arm yourself.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just hope they keep the guns pointed South!


17 posted on 03/12/2009 6:57:36 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama has turned a crisis into a catastrophe.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

i thought that was his butt.


18 posted on 03/12/2009 6:57:51 AM PDT by svcw
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To: LouAvul

Militarize the borders? And what will they use for weapons? My guess is harsh language and dirty looks.
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Spit wads.


19 posted on 03/12/2009 6:58:09 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: conservativemusician

or call it in


20 posted on 03/12/2009 6:58:11 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Good, But its still a day late and a dollar short. Should have been done years ago!


21 posted on 03/12/2009 6:58:11 AM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Primary Purpose of Our Federal Government is to PROTECT its People)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wouldn’t everyone be happier if the US just surrendered?


22 posted on 03/12/2009 6:58:11 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, but I bet he orders them to face North.


23 posted on 03/12/2009 6:58:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: BenLurkin
What about finishing our border fence and kicking out several million illegals from America? Don't hold your breath waiting for Obama to actually get serious about securing the country.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

24 posted on 03/12/2009 6:58:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: svcw

Hehe!


25 posted on 03/12/2009 6:58:50 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Doogle

It’s the Bammy way.


26 posted on 03/12/2009 6:59:27 AM PDT by conservativemusician (Arm yourself.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Since when does the Texas Governor need permission from the Federal government to defend his state border from Mexico? Am I missing something here?


27 posted on 03/12/2009 6:59:44 AM PDT by CHATTAB
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To: CHATTAB

I ‘hope’ he makes the right decision for a ‘change’.


28 posted on 03/12/2009 7:00:50 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Sub-Driver

Will the Troops be armed with guns or will they be armed with spitballs?


29 posted on 03/12/2009 7:00:56 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t be fooled. The only troops Obama would put on the border would be to keep us in as the Nation falls apart. Just like the Berlin Wall. The communists all claimed it was there to keep people out of the Marxist Utopia, but the guns were all pointed in.


30 posted on 03/12/2009 7:02:01 AM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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Time to include border fence talk and signs at the tea parties.

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31 posted on 03/12/2009 7:02:19 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: CHATTAB

As far as I know, he does. But from what someone mentioned on here last night....he’s a bit of a puss.


32 posted on 03/12/2009 7:02:55 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Doogle
he says both he won't, and he might, so he can argue both sides without being pinned down..

It’s easy for them. Truth doesn’t matter, and they have 51% of voters who are too lazy to think. Obama and the dems have plagiarized a fictional economic plan, and most of their followers believe it. This is beyond belief.

“The John Galt Plan,” Wesley Mouch was saying, “will reconcile all conflicts. It will protect the property of the rich and give a greater share to the poor. It will cut down the burden of your taxes and provide you with more government benefits. It will lower prices and raise wages. It will give more freedom to the individual and strengthen the bonds of collective obligations. It will combine the efficiency of free enterprise with the generosity of a planned economy.” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged , p1124

33 posted on 03/12/2009 7:03:14 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a Quagmire !! Re-Deploy !! Call Murtha !!


34 posted on 03/12/2009 7:04:56 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: lonestar
I just hope they keep the guns pointed South

LOL....I was just going to ask which way he'd have them facing.

35 posted on 03/12/2009 7:05:04 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Sub-Driver

NO BLOOD FOR CORN MEAL!

Seriously, no blood for drugs...

Also, does the Posse Comitatus Act figure into this at all?


36 posted on 03/12/2009 7:06:11 AM PDT by Cheesel (The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: Sub-Driver

All jaw flapping


37 posted on 03/12/2009 7:06:36 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

And it all ties neatly into Holders notion that we have to restrict firearms in the US to stop the flow to Mexico.

Great. restrict the second and place troops in our backyard.


38 posted on 03/12/2009 7:09:19 AM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

Considering? He needs to become a leader of this nation if he wants any respect. Get off the couch and do something that Pelosi doesn’t tell him to do.


39 posted on 03/12/2009 7:12:15 AM PDT by RC2 (http://www.worldviewradio.com/play.php?EpisodeID=10958)
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To: Sub-Driver
Build the frikkin wall. Make all illegals show a birth certificate.

Oh wait.. everyone but you Mr. Prez.

40 posted on 03/12/2009 7:13:17 AM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: DaiHuy

Actually not. he ordered a case of boots to be delivered to Del Rio. They were left on the border as a warning but they were taken by illegals and found to be very comfortable but not so stylish!


41 posted on 03/12/2009 7:13:42 AM PDT by Holicheese (Gimme Gimme Gimme!)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’ll put them there, but with no ammo.


42 posted on 03/12/2009 7:14:29 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bambi, in search of the “moderate Mexican druggie.”


43 posted on 03/12/2009 7:17:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: DaiHuy
Cardboard cutouts. They're cheaper.




44 posted on 03/12/2009 7:25:15 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

I feel like I live in an alternate universe sometimes...

First Putin warns Obama about socialism...

Now Obama wants to put troops on the border...

Next thing you know Obama will be pushing for tax cuts!

Then I woke up...


45 posted on 03/12/2009 7:25:52 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Helllooooooo.... I said....

Wouldn’t everyone be happier if the US just surrendered?

I guess there are no Libertarians on this thread. Lord knows I've spent way too much time arguing with them against their "Surrender on the WOD" viewpoints.

46 posted on 03/12/2009 7:25:58 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: b4its2late

Exactly, we had Guards helping out with the border patrol, but they were un armed.... and heaven help any Guard if they were armed and wounded a Mexican... be a life sentence for the guard,


47 posted on 03/12/2009 7:32:55 AM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: Sub-Driver
Someone has their wires crossed.

This from March 11:

Obama: No U.S. troops to Mexico border for now

06:37 PM CDT on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

By TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News
tgillman@dallasnews.com

WASHINGTON – Mexico’s drug war and the risks of cross-border violence deserve top-level attention, President Barack Obama said in an interview today, but it isn’t time to send U.S. troops.

“We’ve got a very big border with Mexico,” the president said. “I’m not interested in militarizing the border.”

48 posted on 03/12/2009 7:35:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

Amen! Shovel ready project.


49 posted on 03/12/2009 7:39:53 AM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: MeekOneGOP; ValerieTexas; txhurl; basil; SwinneySwitch; austinaero; lormand; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; ..

Border ping


50 posted on 03/12/2009 7:41:32 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for BO to tear it down.)
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