Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Obama Sends Unarmed Troops to Stop Gun Smuggling

Just when you think this guy have maybe the smallest bit of a spine (or a clue) the truth comes out! Twelve hundred national guardsmen getting sent down to the border. Almost sounded like Obama’s Dirty Harry moment for a minute there, didn’t it?

WASHINGTON — US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.

The clarification came after the Mexican government urged Washington not to use the additional troops to go after illegal immigrants.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of up to 1,200 additional troops to border areas but State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters, “It’s not about immigration.”

He said the move was “fully consistent with our efforts to do our part to stem, you know, violence, to interdict the flow of dangerous people and dangerous goods — drugs, guns, people.”

He said the extra troops would be used to free up civilians engaged in support functions…

In other words, paper pushers. They are a relief column for civilian paper pushers. Oh, I am so relieved that Obama is CinC!

H/T Gateway Pundit