Obama Yields to Demands for National Guard Along Border
After meeting with Republicans toay, President Obama will ask Congress to fund sending 1,200 National Guard troops to secure the Mexico border in a greater effort to crack down on illegal trafficking organizations.
McCain says it's not enough. He wants 6,000 deployed.
The cost of the 1,200 troops: $500 million. What's it for?
[I]ntelligence and intelligence analysis, surveillance and reconnaissance support.
We already authorized $1.3 billion in Merida funds for the war on drugs in Mexico. Even though it hasn't been fully distributed , Obama is planning on asking for another $390 million.
Throwing more money into the failed policies of the past 40 years will do no good. The cartels will become stronger.
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