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protect freedom impeach bush now Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:11 PM
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NO Nat'l Guard Seen in mid-Atlantic since Isabel
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 07:13 PM by protect freedom impe
The Only Place the National Guard Has Been Seen in Mid-Atlantic Since Isabel: In a Pentapost Photo!

Hammered by the worst flooding in Maryland and D.C. in a century, people are still waiting to see National Guardsmen. But in three days of constant news coverage, one writer reports that the only guardsmen she has seen were the ones flying Gov. Bob Ehrlich over the state for a survey of the damage -- and the two on the main page of the Washington Post online. But even when you click on this photo, the corresponding article makes nary a mention of the guard. So where are they? In Iraq, on standby for Iraq, or already stretched too thin from other disasters like the West Coast fires. Worse, thousands of guardsmen from all over the US were on standby for Iraq, in motel rooms around Ft. Bragg at the time of the disaster, right in the hurricane's path

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41043-20...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:35 PM
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1. Terrible!
So many People getting killed from electricity and faulty generators!

When we were in a hurricane in '92 the "National Guard" were in valuble! I remember seeing them and giving them a big :thumbsup:
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:31 PM
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2. Standing in god-awful heat handing out ice and sandwiches.
They were a huge help.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:57 PM
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3. this bodes pretty badly ...
We have 130K +/- in Iraq and no one to relieve them with. Absent a draft and the attendant firestorm that it would cause Bush, this thing has a pretty definate shelf-life. The occupation can last only as long as the troops can stand it.

I remember when I was in the service, bitterness and cynicism was always just a layer or two down below the expressionless face you wear for the military. These guys are going to begin feeling put upon and indeed, they are quite put upon by the chickenhawks.

Just some random observations...
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