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Old 04-07-2011, 06:43 PM
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The United States may consider sending troops into Libya with a possible international ground force that could aid the rebels, according to the general who led the military mission until NATO took over.

Army Gen. Carter Ham also told lawmakers Thursday that added American participation would not be ideal, and ground troops could erode the international coalition and make it more difficult to get Arab support for operations in Libya.

Ham said the operation was largely stalemated now and was more likely to remain that way since America has transferred control to NATO.

He said NATO has done an effective job in an increasingly complex combat situation. But he noted that, in a new tactic, Muammar Qaddafi's forces are making airstrikes more difficult by staging military forces and vehicles near civilian areas such as schools and mosques.
So it looks like we have a couple of options here...

1) Put boots on the ground to acheive victory, but will show Obama as a liar when he said there won't be boots on the ground and that this operation will take "days; not weeks"...

2) Do NOT put boots on the ground and lose the rebels, but acheive political success with not being a liar...

In otherwords, show you weren't a leader at first, or show you're not a leader now...
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General: U.S. may consider troops in Libya

So it looks like we have a couple of options here...

1) Put boots on the ground to acheive victory, but will show Obama as a liar when he said there won't be boots on the ground and that this operation will take "days; not weeks"...

2) Do NOT put boots on the ground and lose the rebels, but acheive political success with not being a liar...

In otherwords, show you weren't a leader at first, or show you're not a leader now...
He put himself into this box when he did nothing, then said bombing without troops, then said it's not me it's NATO, to here we are now and it's not working. Being indecisive creats these types of problems. What is he going to do next? A "surge"? No can't use that word because he already slammed that word even though he refuses to admit that it worked (sorry, I digress).
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