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petegz28
05-27-2010, 12:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate have repelled a move by presidential rival John McCain to send an additional 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border.
The Arizona Republican says the security situation along the order has deteriorated so badly that 3,000 guard troops are needed just to help protect his state. But McCain failed to muster the required 60 votes for his plan as the Senate continued debate on an a war funding bill.

Obama on Tuesday promised to send 1,200 Guard troops to the border to support efforts to block drug trafficking and temporarily supplement Border Patrol agents until more agents can be trained.

Former President George W. Bush sent thousands of Guard troops to the border in 2006.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9FV86NG4&show_article=1

ClevelandBronco
05-27-2010, 12:54 PM
That motherfucker ought to compare the size of the oil spill to the size of the U.S./Mexico border and weigh out which leak deserves more attention, manpower and resources.

orange
05-27-2010, 02:00 PM
"But McCain failed to muster the required 60 votes for his plan" - he got 46 votes - and Waterloo put a small crimp in Napoleon's comeback.

dirk digler
05-27-2010, 02:04 PM
I can't believe anybody would believe McCain the guy is a habitual liar and is trying to save his ass for the primary. If he wins the primary he will be back to supporting amnesty for illegals.

mlyonsd
05-27-2010, 02:19 PM
I can't believe anybody would believe McCain the guy is a habitual liar and is trying to save his ass for the primary. If he wins the primary he will be back to supporting amnesty for illegals.

As opposed to you all the time believing the habitual liar currently occupying the WH?

dirk digler
05-27-2010, 02:36 PM
As opposed to you all the time believing the habitual liar currently occupying the WH?

Who says I do that?