From the AP:
Army Gen. Carter Ham even predicted that the Pentagon may be forced one day to consider ground forces in Libya if the battle lines remain indefinitely stalled. But he noted any such decision would open America to serious political fallout for intervention in another Muslim nation.
“I suspect there might be some consideration of (ground forces). My personal view at this point would be that that’s probably not the ideal circumstance, again for the regional reaction that having American boots on the ground would entail,” Ham told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
President Barack Obama has said repeatedly there will be no U.S. troops on the ground in Libya, although there are reports of small CIA teams in the country.
Now where is all this talk about considering ground troops in Libya coming from? This is not a good idea. At what point is enough enough? What would be the point of ground troops? There should not be any talk of this consideration. The US military is not the worlds police and ‘peacekeeping’ force. We should not be in Libya!
More importantly, how many unjust wars do we need to be in?