President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News.
The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. The sources said that no decision had been made.
Nineteen days away from an election the GOP would be wise to campaign against such recklessness. Do you suppose there’s a single member of the National Guard who ever signed up anticipating going to a disease-infested hot zone? This is madness.
Last spring, volunteers across the country helped millions get health insurance. It's about time to do that again: http://t.co/2CT6GyNudp
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 16, 2014
Why not send some of these so-called volunteers to help out?