Most of us read it and understand it for what it really means, not for what they or you would like us to believe.
Rumsfeld is the boss of the military, he wanted no part of it. Homeland security, I hate that name, they were a different story, they would like to tweak the law a mite, just in certain cases, mind you,all to better protect us.
Please give the rest of us a little credit for being able to read and form some opinion of what is really afoot here.
Appears a redundent request. The military already has the legal authority (with presidential directive) to defend the nation from extranational invasion.
I suspect the fuss is the interpretation that Ridge intends troops garrisoned on US soil to affect control of the civil population.
That is a possibility but before we all jump ship I suggest we ask 43 to better define his intentions.