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Active Duty Troops On The US-Mexican Border Set To Reportedly Go Home As Early As This Week

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Well that’s good news.

The quotes from the story show just how asinine the “deployment” was from the start.

The Pentagon is set to begin a drawdown of its 5,800 troops from the Southwest border as early as this week, the Army commander overseeing the mission told POLITICO today — even as the approaching caravan of refugees prompted U.S. customs officers to close a port of entry near Tijuana, Mexico.

All the active-duty troops that President Donald Trump ordered sent to the border before the midterm elections should be home by Christmas, said Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, who is running the mission from San Antonio, Texas.

Buchanan also confirmed previous reports that the military rejected a request from the Department of Homeland Security for an armed force to back up Border Patrol agents in the event of a violent confrontation.

“That is a law enforcement task, and the secretary of defense does not have the authority to approve that inside the homeland,” Buchanan said.

The last line in that has always been true, but at least the active duty members are going home instead of staying and doing busy work.

Anyway, there have only been three stories that Cons, Kate, and I have agreed on completely on Zero Blog Thirty.

1. The parade for Veterans day was a stupid idea.
2. Deploying active-duty troops to the border for a law enforcement mission was stupid too.
3. The person who needs a knife on the back of their toilet is gross. Why is your poop so thick and hard that you need to cut it in half in order for it to flush?