Well, I'm sure all the pretend patriots, fake libertarians, and yellow elephants are going to be watching tonight, as President Dimwit announces his lovely little war at the border.
Well don't pump up the Toby Keith soundtrack too fast. It seems, all the cool uniforms, hummers, helicopters, are just props. This is going to be a short, photo-op war
from the get go. President Bush has told Mexico’s Vicente Fox that any deployment of National Guard troops along the US-Mexico border will be “on a temporary basis.” Bush is expected to announce the deployment in a speech tonight. White House spokeswoman Maria Tamburri said Bush made the assurance when Fox called Bush to voice concern over reports of the move.
Tanburri told reporters that “[t]he president made clear that the United States considers Mexico a friend and that what is being considered is not militarization of the border, but support of border patrol capabilities on a temporary basis by National Guard personnel.”
Someone, either Fox or those in favor of militarizing the border, is likely to be disappointed by the deployment. If the White House statement accurately reflects Bush’s intentions, critics who think he’s soft on illegal immigration will be livid. If he intends the deployment to be permanent or indefinite, Fox will be livid.
I just hope it is not too temporary. I mean what will all the poor yellow elephants do if they sign up for this war and gets sent to the real war? Yikes!