"Boots on the ground" was the term used and it was a lie.Well it has come out that the CIA does have assets on the ground. But that's not the same as the US military. And honestly, the CIA has assets on the ground everywhere. After all, that is their job.
Neither breaking the law of the land, or war, is "amusing".Well, I would accept that the US isn't doing much simply because we don't have the money for it. The GOP is finally finding their closet fiscal conservatism after a decade of rampant sailor spending. It's amusing to me how they are now embracing a trait that they systematically purged from their politicians during the Bush years. NATO needed the US for the initial salvo to neutralize defenses. After that they could take over. If the US was really into this, we would have flown the A-10s over months ago. That is the best airframe for this conflict. Excellent close air support and exceptionally hardy.
The Russians, of all folks, take the words right out of my mouth:
Welcome to "WTF" RuskiesSINGAPORE – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov says NATO is "one step" from sending troops into Libya in a bid to help rebels remove Moammar Gadhafi from power.
Ivanov said Sunday at an Asian security conference in Singapore that Russia didn't know that a United Nations resolution it supported to protect civilians and shut down Libyan air space would lead to a land operation.
more ; Russia: NATO 'one step' from land war in Libya - Yahoo! News
Last edited by ecofarm; 06-05-11 at 02:44 PM.
I don't agree that U.S. units filling a logistical support role can be considered, "combat operations".
Now, for the sake of clarity, I don't think we should be wasting time and money in Libya, however I don't think that O'Bama is breaking the law.