Obama still opposed to US troops on ground in Libya

By REUTERS
April 20, 2011 19:50

 
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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - US President Barack Obama still opposes sending US ground troops to Libya, the White House said on Wednesday, but he supports a French and British move to dispatch military advisors to help rebels fighting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

"The president obviously is aware of this decision and supports it, and hopes and believes it will help the opposition," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters traveling with Obama to California. "But it does not at all change the president's policy on no 'boots on the ground' for American troops," Carney said.

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