Lou Dobbs: The southern border is a "battlefield" and the military needs more guns there for when they get "a shot"
Dobbs calls the US/Mexico border a "battlefield" and guest calls for less restrictive "rules of engagement"
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From the April 24 edition of Fox Business News' Lou Dobbs Tonight:
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LOU DOBBS (HOST): And this president, talking about sending more armed soldiers to the border - you have to question, you have to question what in the world the commanders of those soldiers were thinking in sending those people out on a surveillance mission, any kind of mission at that corrupt border controlled by cartels. We see pictures every day, if you want to pull them up, of cartel members armed with semi-automatic rifles, AK-47s, AR-15s, you name it. And here is an infrared, I believe, picture of the cartels escorting a woman and a kid across the border. I mean -- and these folks are carrying heavy 762 weapons. It's outrageous. And we've got U.S. soldiers, National Guardsmen out there in the middle of nowhere with an M-9. What were they going to do, flip it back and forth to one another when they had a shot? I mean it's just asinine that the U.S. military would have commanders that would order that and would permit it.
MARK MORGAN (GUEST): Well, Lou, I don't want to second guess the commanders when they're on the battlefield --
DOBBS: So stipulated. That is a battlefield and it's moronic of those commanders to put those soldiers in harm's way like that. Absolutely. Now so stipulated. I don't want to put you in a bad position. You fire away at whatever you want to say.
MORGAN: I think it's well said, Lou. And I understand the point. I don't disagree with that. And I hope that the rules of engagement are going to be looked at because this was a wake-up call. Not only with the engagement between the soldiers but then the episode you just talked about where armed with AK-47 cartel members in camouflage uniforms. That border is dangerous, it is not a safe place. And so I hope they rethinking the rules of engagement down along the southwest border for the protection of our soldier and personnel.
DOBBS: The only excuse I can think of for those commanders in the National Guard, the superior officers of those two soldiers, is that they're watching fake news. That they're believing Democrats when they say there's no crisis. They're obviously not informed on what is transpiring right before their very eyes.