It is the height of irresponsibility to send American Reservist or National Guard troops to fight Ebola. They are trained to fight an enemy they can see, not one that lurks in emesis and feces, requiring skills outside their expertise to combat. Even if they are going to build infrastructure, are they going to do it in hazmat protective gear, or will the Pentagon merely send them into harms way, far away from the families they will leave behind, with a slap on the back and a prayer?
If it is a nightmare clearing people, we now fear to allow into our country from these infected areas, where the disease is now endemic, how will we prevent the men and women we order there from bringing back more then anyone planned in this grand un-thought-out sacrificial executive act? Will we be quarantining our soldiers before they return to family and countrymen?
This is a cause best fought by volunteers and a cause better suited to trained doctors, nurses, and I stress again, the word “volunteers”. JFK created the Peace Corpse, President Obama can make yet another speech to lead into this battle those who are still willing to follow and trust him.