Obama still opposes putting U.S. troops in Libya

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Posted: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM
Obama still opposes putting U.S. troops in Libya

VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has not changed his opposition to putting U.S. troops on the ground in Libya, a White House spokesman said on Monday.

"That has not changed," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where Obama is on vacation. Earnest was asked if Obama had changed his position about putting U.S. "boots on the ground" in Libya.

(Reporting by Alister Bull, writing by Patricia Zengerle, editing by Eric Beech)