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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:23 AM
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After Andrew, my active duty MP unit from Ft Belvoir was deployed
there for several months.

I was stationed in in 93, and came to be stationed at Belvoir in March of that year. At that time, the unit I was assigned to was still in Homestead, and as I remember they didn't get back until June or so. Almost a year deployment.

This was an active duty unit, not reserve.

With our active, reserve, AND national guard units in Iraq, how the hell will the armed services handle a deployment that will be needed to overcome a storm that will probably be worse than Andrew, with it being so much larger, and moving slower.

Keeping us safe at home, my ass.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:27 AM
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1. Yep...soldiers deploy to disasters...when they are around to deploy


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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:28 AM
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2. If Andrew was bad enough to deploy an active unit for so long
I hate to imagine how bad this will be.

:(
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:38 AM
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4. I'm worried sick about the people
Hopefully, a company is on standy-by
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 12:09 PM
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5. They said there were 1500 national guard troops ready
immediately, but what about the long run.

Poor folks.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:33 AM
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3. That, I can, and do support
A deployment of soldiers to keep America safe.

The present day use of our soldiers in Iraq does nothing to keep us safe. Nor the expenditure of the $200 billion. Thanks for you service.
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 12:11 PM
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6. That is really what the National Guard is for.
helping during natural disasters, forest fires or other emergencies here at home.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 12:13 PM
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8. Yes, and they were used in New York and in the airports after 9-11
Sounds like a good place for the National Guard, guarding the "homeland".
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 07:18 PM
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9. Bush should rename them "the International Guard" ...
... if he's going to insist on sending them out of the country.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 12:12 PM
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7. I was in Iraq the first time around
We were not there for long. There was a lot more reason back then than now.

I supported going after Al Queda, and Bin Laden. But, now we see Saddam is behind bars, and Bin Laden frequently in front of a camera. It irks me that the guy behind the death of 3000 of our people seems to be getting a free pass just so Bush can have an enemy to blame an illegal war on.
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