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Flash Bazbo Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:30 PM
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This just in: Sean Hannity has no reading comprehension skills...
Tonight Hannity dismissed Obama's involvement in the rescue of Capt Phillips, citing a Poloitico.com article.

"Obama's involvement in the decision to authorize lethal force was legally required, officials said, because it was a hostage situation, not combat, and unrelated to the already authorized U.S. effort against Al Qaeda and other terror groups, officials said."
- politico.com http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21156.html

Hannity reads this to mean Obama had no other legal option but to authorize deadly force in rescuing Capt Phillips, and so deserves no credit for the succesful operation. In fact, the passage is saying Obama's specific authorization of lethal force is required by the military because this situation was not covered by standing combat or terrorist related standing orders. Obama was under no legal dictum to authorize lethal force in any way, shape or form.

Since I'm not a lawyer I can't vouch for politico.com's legal analysis. But I do know how to read and comprehend what the article is saying. Unlike Sean Hannity.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:36 PM
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1. He's making an ass out of himself.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 09:05 PM
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3. Nothing new there
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:45 PM
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2. Most of his audience doesn't either. n/t
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 10:26 PM
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4. I saw that too. Idiot.
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