The American people support airstrikes in Iraq but not boots on the ground, according to a new YouGov poll. It found 58 percent of Americans support President Obama’s plan to conduct airstrikes against insurgents in Iraq, but there is strong opposition to putting American personnel on the ground in any capacity. A mere 15 percent support sending American ground troops to actually fight and only 30 percent would support sending troops to just assist the Iraqi army.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 31, 2011 5:54 pm|
Since both President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have promised that the United States won’t put boots on the ground in Libya, it is important to look at what now apparently doesn’t count as American troops on the ground. This must mean that: American military personnel who end up on the ground in Libya [...]