Monday, August 29, 2005

Sorry, Troops Needed At Home Are Not Available

Well, here's a number that makes me wonder (still further) how much safer the Bush administration's use of our military is making Americans.

Straight from the Department of Defense web site, we can find precise deployment numbers for Army Reserve and Army National Guard troops in Iraq.

Let's take Louisiana , for example.

According to Defense Department documents that show “a cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve personnel, who are currently mobilized,” a total of 4,109 Louisiana Reserve and Guard troops are currently serving in Iraq.

I'm sure their families and the people in New Orleans would give anything to have them home right now.