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Obama authorizes mobilization of Nat’l Guard troops to West Africa

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But don’t panic folks.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 16, 2014

As Twitchy reported earlier, President Obama was expected to authorize the Pentagon to send National Guard troops to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

This afternoon, Obama signed the executive order:

BREAKING: Obama authorizes call-up of National Guard, reserves if needed to address Ebola.

— The Associated Press (@AP) October 16, 2014

Obama signs executive order giving the Pentagon the authority to call up reserves to fight Ebola in West Africa

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 16, 2014

Obama executive order:

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 16, 2014

And here's the letter Obama sent to Speaker Boehner about the National Guard order:

— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 16, 2014

Disbelief? Plenty:

Africa. Not southern border. F-ing Africa! MT @AP: BREAKING: Obama authorizes call-up of Natl Guard, reserves if needed to address Ebola.

— Ginger ♓ (@Redpisces3) October 16, 2014

@AP @JohnGGalt what the heck???? Med professionals are getting #Ebola and instead if halting air travel u want to activate reserves?? WHAT?😳

— Angie (@bearsandfords) October 16, 2014

Good one Obama! Call up the national guard?? How about you ban international flights from Ebola hot areas?

— Bill Quackenbush (@alexpipkalejs) October 16, 2014

Are the people who were mad at Perry for using National Guard on border, mad at Obama for using them to fight a disease in Africa ¯_(ツ)_/¯

— Austin Fitzpatrick (@TheAustinFitz) October 16, 2014

Every day it's more idiocy. Now the National Guard going over to fight Ebola instead of Border Protection. Idiots. #BHO.

— Ron Cori (@RCori) October 16, 2014

Could someone please explain how the MILITARY is the answer to a medical crisis? WTF is this about?

— Christine J. ن (@CatholicMomVA) October 16, 2014

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