I've been meaning to point this out for some time. But there was some really good stuff on TV, the Girl Friend came over, had to pay some bills. Got distracted.
But I cannot believe that Our President, the guy who chickened out during Vietnam by joining the Texas Air National Guard (they were RARELY, if ever, utilized as front line fighting troops at that time. They were held in reserve in case we needed armed forces here. Hence the name...National Guard!), and who was declared AWOL (that means DESERTER) from the Guard by the Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver, now seems to think that they are the answer to EVERYTHING.
Keep them in Afghanistan forever. Keep them in Iraq forever. Let them guard the Mexican Border. Send them to disaster zones!
This guy has abused the National Guard and corrupted their entire purpose for existing beyond recognition.
The National Guard is supposed to guard the nation! Get it? National Guard! It's right there in their name! They are basically a State Militia, available at the beck and call of each State's Governor to use as needed. How are they suppose to do that if they are filling in for an over-extended, under-staffed standing Federal Army?
This guy barely "phoned in" his own duty to the Guard and weaseled out of even THAT much commitment. But now he expects them to be a permanently deployed fighting force, perpetually in Harm's Way. Something he himself was unwilling to do.
If that isn't the textbook definition of HYPOCRISY, I don't know what is.