Some forty percent of the current US forces in the Middle East are National Guard and Army Reserve. However, when the Department of Offense, and Dumbsfeld tell you forty percent, then very likely the number is much higher.
The current reason for this historical miscalculation in terms of Reserve Troops is to keep Jenna Bushie,and little Babs in night clubs.
There are currently several "backdoor " drafts engaged in by the George. Calling back recent Retirees is one.
Calling back people from the Reserve Control Group to which people who 've served the active component of the stretch they signed up for, are assigned.
Then there's my favorite! simply telling these troops they can 't go home.
All are disgusting in the extreme. We already know that Bush and Company are sick cowards so there 's not much use in visiting that stall again.
Now, however, the George wants to send NGs to the US Mexico border to help his herd of idiot vigilanties.
Now here's a quagmire there will be no return from since there will always be people from South and Central America and Mexico willing to take a chance they can make it.
Since I 've lived the largest portion of my 51 years down here, I can tell you with authority, the George is about to make one more in an endless litany of fuckups.
THERE IS NO WAY TO CLOSE THE US MEXICO BORDER! Anymore than you can search all the shipping containers or close the US Canadian border.
There are no terrorists coming across the border either. Never have been. Though there is a drug problem, however it is comparatively minor compared to the horrors the Bush Regime has visited on the US and is trying to foist in the name of "protection."
It would be interesting to see an unabused survey in terms who's actually frightened enough to piss their pants, and the poor saps who just don't have the money or horsepower to stop the BushFuck.
The lion 's portion of these people has kinfolk in the US and hasn 't yet heard THERE IS NO BETTER LIFE HERE. All Thanks to the Bush Crime Family and associates.
Oh, by the by, for you knuckleheads who think these immigrants are stealing all our "waalfar," and jobs..........NOT!
Anywhoo, back to US troop strength. It is clear that the Bush wads haven 't a clue about managing armed forces. They 're trying to start a war with Iran that there isn 't a snowball 's chance in hell of them winning.