Dispatching troops into the streets is virtually unheard of. The Constitution and various laws restrict the military from being used to conduct domestic raids and seize property. But that didn't stop Bush, Cheney, and other Bush aides from strongly considering sending military troops into a Buffalo, NY suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects back in the Fall of 2001. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090725/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_terror_domestic_raid Opposing the idea were Condoleezza Rice, then the national security adviser; John B. Bellinger III, the top lawyer at the National Security Council; FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III; and Michael Chertoff, then the head of the Justice Department's criminal division. It's amazing that this idea would even be strongly urged or considered in light of the fact that we have the FBI for these kinds of arrests. Just amazing how the executive branch under Bush and Cheney operated. Just downright mind-boggling.