Butterfield: President Says Libya Effort Won't Involve Ground Troops

The air attack on Libya comes after many in Congress say President Barack Obama pulled the trigger fast without much consideration from lawmakers.

Democrat Congressman G.K Butterfield of the First District spoke about the decision the president's decision to involved the U.S. military and troops from here in Eastern Carolina.

Butterfield says President Obama reassured some members in Congress in a conference call a few days ago this is strictly an air strike attack and that we will not have any military on the ground. "If this is an act of war than the president would have had to seek approval from the Congress. This is purely an agreement to cooperate with other nations and stabilize a country and make sure inncoent people aren't killed."

Local troops are involved in the mission in Libya.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM
    Back at7:44, if the President is an idiot, then what does that make you?
  • by cj on Mar 23, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    Barlow: it sickens me that we share air.
  • by cj on Mar 23, 2011 at 06:58 AM
    then why are 2200 marines from lejueane headed there? change we can believe in? supporting terrorists, that's change all right...
  • by Back Location: Gvlle on Mar 23, 2011 at 06:48 AM
    Thankyou Barlow for making my point about libs not knowing what common sense is. I made a simple to understand point/observation and you STILL do not understand. Let me explain it to you in more simpler terms; if you are a Muslim, say you are and don't pretend to be a Christian as obama is doing. He's a liar to the core and cannot be trusted. He is a Muslim as all his actions point that way.
  • by here Location: here on Mar 23, 2011 at 05:49 AM
    This guy is a worthless windbag!!
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Mar 23, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    To by Back Location: Gvlle on Mar 23, 2011 at 07:44 AM . So if Obama changes his name that makes him a Christian? You "christians" sure set a low bar. And this is America. We should be equally proud to have a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist etc. as our President.
  • by Back Location: Gvlle on Mar 23, 2011 at 04:44 AM
    Yes Lily, as long as obama is technically the president he will be scrutinized by the common sense crowd as we know he has NO business being president. He doesn't even know how to pronounce the name of one of his military groups or how many states are in America. What an idiot. And I just love the way the liberal media is now comparing this WAR(its war if you invade another country militarilly)with what Bush did just so they can justify their massiah's decision to enter this arena. And how are we not being more involved than other nations, as obama said yesterday, when American planes have carried out twice as many sorties as all the other participating countries involved? So far as butterfield; he is nothing more than an obama mouthpiece that will agree with anything barack hussein says or does. Just a side question; if obama changed his name to barack when he converted to mulim, why has he not changed it back now that he claims to have converted back to Christianity? Its because he's still a muslim. That's why.
  • by pIRATE Location: Greenvile on Mar 23, 2011 at 04:21 AM
    Birds of a feather do flock together, don't they?
  • by I Fought the Law on Mar 23, 2011 at 03:40 AM
    Why did this guy have to get on the news and repeat what the president already said? Butterbean.....go crawl back under your rock please.
  • by Double Standared on Mar 23, 2011 at 02:51 AM
    Hypothesis.Gaddafi will call for a cease fire and remain in power while the good old USa pays for the people there to rebuild everything that obumer and our allies have destroyed.Due to people going back to work at our expense the people over there could care less if he stays in power as long as they have our money in there pocket.During that time they are working they will have forgotting all about this until they are done rebuilding and have no more jobs then they are back to square one again.On another note Obozo did not follow the rules of the constitution for this war he started and for that and many other reasons he should be impeached.Let the Double Standard bashing begin!
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