Thursday, March 12, 2009

President may send Guard to Mexican border

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is considering new border security measures, including the possibility of National Guard deployments, to combat the spillover of violence by Mexican drug cartels. While saying that he wanted to avoid "militarizing'' the nation's long southern border, Mr. Obama said: "We're going to examine whether, and if, National Guard deployments would make sense and in what circumstances they would make sense as part of this overall review of our border situation. "I haven't drawn any conclusions yet. I don't have a particular tipping point in mind," he added."I think it's unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing our citizens."...Post-Gazette

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