How long before there's a repeat of the Kent State shootings, or all that other 60's/early 70's crappola. Iraq isn't Vietnam my ass.
There's just so much wrong with that that I'm not certain where to begin ripping it apart...

Not only must such a 'mission' come directly from the Constitution(I don't think there's anything in it at the moment covering crowd-control and similar work), but they're also setting it up so that they'll be using the units' 'dwell-time' which is the time after an active assignment(like deployment in Iraq) used to 'reset' the unit.

Seems it's a joint stupidity of DoD and NorthCom, and not the current lunatic at the top.
I do wonder who knocked their heads together to make it happen...
I just Posted this just a bit ago before seeing your post. I agree, this is fucked up, very fucked up.

Like Artemislan pointed out... Quite the coincidence eh? Oh, and what about the mention of foreknowledge by a Bush employee about the bail out? Yeah, one of these guys was asked about the haste with which they had put it together. His response was something to the effect that they had been planning this for some time as a response...

If one were of a mind, a conspiracy could be postulated.