“Our military is strained to the breaking point,” Obama said. “Our National Guard, as we saw in the Midwest flooding, can’t function as effectively as it could. I was talking to National Guard representatives. Fifteen of their 17 helicopters in this region were overseas during the flooding.”
Actually, a quick glance at the news shows the opposite and there doesn’t seem to be any indication that the National Guard could have done a better job if not for Iraq.