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No Surprise in Bush "Emergencies"


No Surprise in Bush "Emergencies"

Stacy Bannerman

President Bush has yet another supposed "emergency" on his hands. This time it's illegal immigration. His response is to deploy thousands of National Guard troops along the Mexican border. The tactic is eerily familiar: send soldiers on a murky mission under the pretense of promoting homeland security and the war on terror.

In the "initial guidance" Pentagon memo that The Associated Press recently acquired, Bush provided no clear estimates of operational strategies, costs, or timelines. That's just how he made the Iraq war a military, monetary, and moral failure.