"May" consider? he would not have said this if they already weren't. This is the traditional 'floating of the trial balloon'. You have got to be kidding. April 7, 2011 General: U.S. may consider troops in Libya Army Gen. Carter Ham says ground forces wouldn't be ideal, but may be a possible way to aid rebels; Says current operation largely stalemated (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - The United States may consider sending troops into Libya with a possible international ground force that could aid the rebels, according to the general who led the military mission until NATO took over. Army Gen. Carter Ham also told lawmakers Thursday that added American participation would not be ideal, and ground troops could erode the international coalition and make it more difficult to get Arab support for operations in Libya. Ham said the operation was largely stalemated now and was more likely to remain that way since America has transferred control to NATO. snip- The use of an international ground force is a possible plan to bolster rebels fighting forces loyal to the Libyan leader, Ham said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Asked if the U.S. would provide troops, Ham said, "I suspect there might be some consideration of that. My personal view at this point would be that that's probably not the ideal circumstance, again for the regional reaction that having American boots on the ground would entail." General: U.S. may consider troops in Libya - CBS News someone is going to wind up going in, watch.