The Redeployment of our Miltary in Iraq to our Southern Border
Sometimes the solution to one problem can lead to a solution to another problem. The ultimate solution to the Mexican immigration problem; lies in our assistance and partnership with all our southern neighbors to build economies that can effectively provide for their populations. In lieu of the implementation of such a strategy, it would probably make sense to at least temporarily, stop the immigration of people from the south to the north.
Short of building thousands of miles of border fencing that would turn our southern border into a DMZ like zone, the only reasonable short term security solution would be to use our regular military forces.
In the coming months, our hand wringing leaders on both sides of the aisle will be forced to talk about where our troops in Iraqi will be redeployed. They will be looking for the best way to spin our defeat. They will need a way to soften the upcoming national trauma of defeat and provide a mission for our broken military.
So why not redeploy our forces in Iraq to our southern border with Mexico? In addition to providing needed border security for our country, our military could train, rest, and reequip. We solve one problem, (border security) by solving another, (giving our military a mission and healing time).
Would anyone take an idea like this seriously? No, it makes too much sense.
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