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Monday, January 22, 2007

Honored? Not For This!

Source: rctimes
Tennessee Guardsmen to get honor after border incident

Four Tennessee National Guardsmen who were confronted by a group of six to eight armed men during an Arizona-Mexico border patrol earlier this month will be honored for their conduct, a Guard spokesman said.

When approached by an unidentified group of men wearing ballistic vests and carrying automatic weapons, the four withdrew, keeping their guns in a "ready low" position — a reaction praised by state National Guard officials.

"The soldiers did exactly what their mission was, to pull back if they're approached by armed personnel coming across the border," said Randy Harris, spokesman for Tennessee National Guard.

"They were to pull back, contact the border patrol and the border patrol would come and make the needed apprehension or investigate the situation. The Tennessee National Guardsmen are not there as law enforcement."
No! No! No!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not blaming the Guard units here, but in the same breath this isn't something we should be honoring. In fact, this is something we should be embarrassed by.

Well, if we we're an actual nation, which we're not, of course.

A commenter under this story gets it right...
If they are now giving medals for running away, you can bet that Purple Heart Hunter Kerry and Draft Dodger Clinton will be in line for theirs. They ran away before you got medals for it.
And of course this...
kinda like superpowers bloopers and outtakes. we will replace france as the butt of jokes.
Feel the pride folks!

Dave Gorak on Vdare writes...
But here’s where I become confused. The Guard has often been used to “enforce the law,” as they did in certain U.S. cities (including Chicago) following the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. And certainly during the 1965 riots in Watts, Calif.

If the Guard was ordered to enforce the law in these urban areas, why not the same mission when patrolling our border with Mexico? The last time I looked the president of the United States has the power to suspend the Posse Comitatus Act. But that requires, well, you know, testículos.

H/T Vdare

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