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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.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Its not virtually unhead of now. Obama did it in the Alabam town when they had that spree killer.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:17 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • 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.

    Its not virtually unhead of now. Obama did it in the Alabam town when they had that spree killer.

    He dispatched troops? Do you have a link to that, I don't remember that?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Obama did it.
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 11:21 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • I just read about the Alabama killing spree, Obama didn't release troops there. State troopers and local deputies took care of it.....
    Anonymous

    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?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • http://patdollard.com/2009/03/us-army-investigatine-why-troops-were-sent-into-alabama-town-last-week/

    www.al.com/news/samson-alabama-shooting/

    www.reddit.com/.../us_army_soldiers_not_police_patrol_samson_alabama/

    www.redcounty.com/jefferson-county-al

    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:37 AM on Jul. 25, 2009


  • www.redcounty.com/jefferson-county-al

    Law enforcement authorities in Samson and the county were stretched to the limit after the killing spree. But, as the AP notes, authorization from the governor or president is typically required for the deployment of federal troops on U.S. soil

    This from you rlink says they DONT know who did it...possibly the gonernor..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • http://patdollard.com/2009/03/us-army-investigatine-why-troops-were-sent-into-alabama-town-last-week/


    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

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • To the OP, these ladies will swear he did even though their own links say he DIDN'T! That's how they roll.
    This is another example of how GWB felt about the constitution, you know that thing they kept waving in his face...yet they show universal support of him and will tell you to move on, even though this info just became available. Good Luck getting any truthful response from THAT side
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:30 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • The white house claimed "no comment"
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:24 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

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