Citing a well sourced former CIA Middle East spook, Ken is reporting that U.S. Troops may be deployed to lead a "robust" international peace-keeping force in Lebanon, much to the dismay of military leaders:
"They are saying'What the fuck?'"he told me. "Most of our combat-ready divisions are in Iraq or Afghanistan, or on their way, or coming back. The generals don't like it because we're already way overstretched."
Sending American soldiers is at this point simply an option and by is no means a certainty, but if the administration decides to move forward, my source said, "It would be viewed in the Arab world as the United States picking up a combat role on behalf of Israel."/p>