Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Overkill

President Obama is sending 1,200 National Guard troops to Arizona to help the Border Patrol. Gov. Jan Brewer is also asking for some additional ordnance:

“I would also ask you, as overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan permit, to consider wider deployment of UAVs [Unmanned Aerial Vehicles] along our nation’s southern border. I am aware of how effective these assets have become in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, and it seems UAVs operations would be ideal for border security and counter-drug missions.”

I presume she’s talking about using them for surveillance only; not for actually, y’know, taking out the people hopping the fence and running across the desert. With our luck, the drone would miss and wipe out a station wagon full of nuns from Duluth.