Did anyone from the White House brief the good general before his testimony? I can’t imagine they are going to be happy with this:
Asked whether the U.S. would provide troops, Ham said, “I suspect there might be some consideration of that. 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.”
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Pressed by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., about the situation in Libya, Ham agreed that a stalemate “is now more likely” since NATO took command.