Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment: Libya, Obama, and the Five-Second Rule

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March 23, 2011

We all know “the five second rule.” Drop food on the floor and if you pick it up before that span of time elapses, and it’ll still be “good.” There is also a life-and-death version of this: the five-day rule, by which we have surrendered to any U.S. President the right to kill people in our name, provided he only does it for a couple of days.

I’m not defending this policy, I am simply stating that at some point in the last 60 years it has been established. And from the Bay of Pigs, to Reagan’s Trophy War in Granada, to President Clinton’s bombing of Iraq, to President Clinton’s bombing of Sudan, to President Clinton’s bombing of Libya — “the horse of undeclared war” has pretty much left the barn.

Nevertheless. After that Imperial period of a few days, a President – this one included – is required to either call it off, or justify why it must continue, or maybe even follow the Constitution and get approval from Congress by explaining the threat to this country that rationalizes the continuing action. Especially when we now have American pilots bailing out over hostile territory.

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via http://foknewschannel.com/special-comment-libya-obama-and-the-five-second-rule/

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Dave Buco

Keith Olbermann: Special Comment: Libya, Obama, and the Five-Second Rule

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9 thoughts on “Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment: Libya, Obama, and the Five-Second Rule

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  4. Couldn’t read the responses above, they were just links to the article?

    No matter, I shared this yesterday, but in reading again today, I realized just how much I miss hearing KO at 8. This charlatan Lawrence O’Donnell is nothing but a cheerleader for Obama’s latest war.

    How I miss KO’s way he has with a phrase that gets right to the point, e.g. “……. by which we have surrendered to any U.S. President the right to kill people in our name, provided he only does it for a couple of days.”

    thanks, Lo for sharing this. Iam going to share it again since I had so much nuclear info, it may have gotten lost on my wall!
    Sherry Lutz

    • Thanks for sharing, Sherry.

      Are you talking about the pingbacks (links) from other websites in the comment section? Those are from sites that have posted a link to this post on their site. I don’t always approve all the sites that do post links but I generally approve those from Creative and Williambowles as Bill is a Featured Writer here and he has links to other good articles on his blog posts.

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