By John W. Lillpop
President Barack Obama used the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden to celebrate his powerful leadership as US Commander-in-Chief and to tout another foreign policy “success,” defined by leftists as no obvious signs of victory or American Exceptionalism.
Bragging about American military conquests is strictly a no-no in the world of left-wing nut balls. However, exploiting the killing of a hated terrorist for pure political gain is very acceptable, especially in a tough election year, unless one’s last name is Bush.
Barack Obama threw in the quagmire of his war in Afghanistan as cover and jetted off to Kabul, the latest campaign stop added to the reelection plan for this beleaguered community organizer.
It is not known if the prez used the troops in Kabul as a fund-raising opportunity; because only reporters from the mainstream media were with Obama, the truth may never be known.
In any event, Obama spiked the “Osama Is Dead, Thanks to Me!” football again.
As reported at the reference, the real heroes in the bin Laden take down were not amused:
Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign.
The SEALs spoke out to MailOnline after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled ‘One Chance’.
In it President Bill Clinton is featured saying that Mr. Obama took ‘the harder and the more honorable path’ in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words ‘Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?’ are then displayed.
Besides the ad, the White House is marking the first anniversary of the SEAL Team Six raid that killed bin Laden inside his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan with a series of briefings and an NBC interview in the Situation Room designed to highlight the ‘gutsy call’ made by the President.
Mr. Obama used a news conference today to trumpet his personal role and imply that his Republican opponent Mr. Romney, who in 2008 expressed reservations about the wisdom of sending troops into Pakistan, would have let bin Laden live.
‘I said that I’d go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him, and I did,’ Mr. Obama said. ‘If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they’d do something else, then I’d go ahead and let them explain it.’
Let the record show that the brave American heroes who did the heavy lifting in the OBL killing HAVE explained it all.
The SEALS’ message: Knock it off, Mr. President!