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Sebelius warned Bush last year about Guard shortages.

By Amanda Terkel on May 8, 2007 at 9:58 am

"Sebelius warned Bush last year about Guard shortages."

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Kansas is currently missing approximately 60 percent of its National Guard equipment because of the war in Iraq, hampering its ability to respond to the recent tornadoes. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) said that she has “written the Pentagon twice and spoke about the issue at great length with Bush in January 2006.” “He assured me that he had additional equipment in his budget a year ago. … Meanwhile, it doesn’t get any better. I’m at a loss,” Sebelius said, adding that she will bring up the issue again with the President when he visits Kansas on Wednesday.

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