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Friday, May 18, 2007

U.S. border agents recruited for Iraq

The State Department is recruiting 120 Border Patrol agents to send to Iraq, prompting sharp criticism from two border-state governors who argue the U.S. needs more help on its own frontier. In a letter to President Bush, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said the move "makes no sense," the Tucson's Arizona Star reported. "We should be focused on supporting our nation's security efforts along the Mexican and Canadian border instead of hampering CBP (Customs and Border Protection) by sending our best agents to a war zone in Iraq," the governors wrote.

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