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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