MSNBC reported that after several natural disasters (tornadoes in Kansas, fires in California), the National Guard has been unable to provide rescue/relief services because of the war in Iraq. We've sent so many troops, and so much equipment overseas, we're unable to take care of our own now.
For example. the Kansas National Guard has 1/3 of its vehicles in Iraq. Making matters worse, current estimates project we will be unable to bring any of the equipment back, due to lack of funds. We'll have to leave it in the hands of "allies" or just destroy it.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for pulling out of Iraq. It doesn't make any sense for us to be there in the first place. But I'm starting to wonder if we're in over our head... and just how high the water is rising.