National Guard Deployed to Gulf Coast

I was listening to the radio this morning and heard that National Guard troops from Virginia (and I'm sure other states) are being sent down to the Gulf coast to help with hurricane Katrina response. It's nice to see our National Guard being used for its intended purpose- domestic use. Without getting into the whole can of worms of the Iraq situation, it always has struck me wrong that we were sending National Guard personnel abroad to fight a war. Army Reserve is one thing, but that's not the purpose of the National Guard.

So...good to see them doing what they're supposed to be doing for a change.

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