AFRAID DEPLOYMENT OF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ‘THREATENED TO STRAIN RELATIONS WITH MEXICO’
No one can accuse Barack of not being all over troop withdrawal. And as one might expect, he’s done it all in true Obama-esque fashion: The hasty retreat from Iraq – which the O-man blamed on his inability to reach an agreement with the Iraqi government – left that country on the verge of Civil War. O’s announced withdrawal date from Afghanistan left the Taliban scratching their heads and wondering: “He’s messin’ with us, right? Nobody in the midst of fighting a war announces when they will arbitrarily stop fighting the war.”
Now comes word that the Pentagon plans to withdraw 900 of the 1,200 National Guard troops from the Mexican border that the O-man himself sent there in 2010. (Presumably, their presence negated the need for a moat full of alligators.) The reason for the withdrawal? The Pentagon began flying military helicopters and surveillance planes over the border last month as part of an effort to withdraw the troops, who, during their first year on the border, helped apprehend 17,887 illegal immigrants and seize 56,342 pounds of marijuana. The other reason?
The 19-month deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops on the southwest border of the United States has hurt recruiting efforts – and threatened to strain diplomatic relations with Mexico.
Setting aside the ridiculous suggestion that the Pentagon possesses empirical data which proves that a 19-month deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops on the Mexican border negatively impacted recruiting goals – to the extent that it’s in the best interest of the national security of the United States to remove those troops as a result, I can buy the second half of the excuse. On Planet Obama, that is.
Actually, I can only partially buy it; El Presidente Obama wouldn’t give a damn about straining relations with Mexico were it not for the Hispanic vote. Hell – he didn’t have much of a problem straining relations with Canada over the Keystone XL Pipeline project, did he? Guess the O-man wasn’t too worried about the Canadian vote.
12 Blackhawk helicopters and several fixed-wing manned surveillance planes began flying regular patrols over the Rio Grande in Texas for a mission called “Operation River Watch II” in March. The 300 remaining National Guard troops fly the aircraft, and analyze intelligence about smuggling routes in command centers – miles from the border.
I have a question, O: Who is going to replace the boots on the that were responsible for capturing nearly 18,000 illegal aliens and seizing over 28 tons of Marijuana over the last year?
Finally, let’s do the math on the logic of the withdrawal, shall we? The Obama Regime is afraid that the presence of 900 National Guard troops on the border will strain relations with Mexico, but that military helicopters and surveillance planes flying over the border will not. This means one of three things:
- Troops have been more effective at stopping illegals than have been aircraft – thus, pissing off Mexico
- Mexican officials are too stupid to know the difference
- The Regime thinks the American people are too stupid to know the difference
Damn, given the options; tough call – but I gotta go with “A and C.”
At least O’s BFF Felipe Calderón is most likely happy again.