Thursday, March 31, 2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Rules Out Ground Forces for Libya


In his strongest statement yet on Libya, Defense Secretary Robert Gates reiterates that the U.S. would not send ground troops. The administration is still considering whether to provide arms to the rebels, but what opposition forces need most is training, he says.
And at Hot Air, "Gates kinda sorta threatens to resign if Obama sends ground troops into Libya." RELATED: At NYT, "Gates Says Other Nations Should Arm Libyan Rebels" (via Memeorandum).


LibertyAtStake said...

Well, it's not SECDEF's call. It's the Empty Suit's call. And the Empty Suit is up for re-election in 20 months.

"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

Dave said...

Gates is about as useful as a slingshot in a tank battle, and is about as credible as Baghdad Bob.

Obama isn't the only empty suit in that hideous administration.