Governor Easley: Guard Spread Too Thin

Governor Easley is in Washington delivering a message for all the other governors and it appears they are in agreement across the board that the budget President Bush proposed is not enough for the Guard. Easley also says the National Guard has been spread too thin.

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Of the 12,000 troops in North Carolina, 10,000 have served in Iraq and another 1000 helped with hurricane Katrina clean-up. Now they may be asked to secure the border.

On top of the manpower drain, the troops are missing equipment. Much of it was taken to Iraq and then had to be left there when the troops returned.

All of this as we have entered hurricane season.

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Don't worry

Freedom is on the march.

You forgot

We're fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here.

My bad...

I was afraid I was either with us or with the terrorists. I'm most certainly with us and am more than willing to stand down when the Iraqis stand up.


Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Governor Easley and dwindling federal resources

I wonder if our good governor would pubically call for a repeal of the Bush tax cuts in order to increase federal funding to NC for natural disasters. Im not getting my hopes up LOL.