Kerry on Ground Troops: ‘They Won’t Be Doing That’

‘If ground troops were needed at some point in time, and I’m not saying that they are, but if they were, are we better off with those ground troops being American?’

KERRY: "In the Middle East, given the experience we’ve had with both Iraq and then, of course, in South Central Asia and Afghanistan, if ground troops were needed at some point in time -- and I’m not saying they are -- but if they were, are we better off with those ground troops being American or should they come from the region? I think the answer to that is self-evident. So the president is correct to say that Americans are not going to go back in there because we’ve learned a lot, and this is a fight for region. Every country in the region is deeply threatened by this and that includes Iran, includes Lebanon, includes all of the neighborhood, and it is absolutely fair and appropriate for the world to expect that that region will fight for itself."

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