The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have been a nearly unprecedented use of military power, The New York Times reported.
Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush advisers at the time strongly urged that the military be used to apprehend men who were suspected of plotting with al Qaida, who later became known as the Lackawanna Six, the Times reported on its Web site Friday night. It cited former administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The proposal advanced to at least one-high level administration meeting, before President George W. Bush decided against it.
Dispatching troops into the streets is virtually unheard of. The Constitution and various laws restrict the military from being used to conduct domestic raids and seize property.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Carpy at 11:17 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by tyme4me2day at 11:21 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Obama did it.
Do you have a link? I just looked up the Alabama story and that isn't true, was there something else?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 11:37 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
The troops were apparently not deployed by the request of Alabama Gov. Bob Riley — or by the request of President Obama, as required by law.
All your links say president Obama did NOT authorize it and they are investigating WHO did
Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:30 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 1:24 PM on Jul. 25, 2009