WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives.
Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc, say it is nonpartisan and unconnected to any political party or presidential campaign. It is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary purpose is to further the common good and its political activities should be secondary.
In the past, military exploits have been turned against presidential candidates by outside groups, most famously the Swift Boat ads in 2004 that questioned Democratic nominee John Kerry's Vietnam War service.
The OPSEC group says it is not political and aims to save American lives. Its first public salvo is a 22-minute film that includes criticism of Obama and his administration. The film, to be released on Wednesday, was seen in advance by Reuters.
"Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The work that the American military has done killed Osama bin Laden. You did not," Ben Smith, identified as a Navy SEAL, says in the film.
"As a citizen, it is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking information to the enemy," Smith continues. "It will get Americans killed."
Then is he responsible for the deaths of our 7 brave service members in the Black Hawk crash in Afghanistan? This disgrace of a President never takes the blame for anything. Who the <hell does he think he's fooling? Does he really believe all Americans have been drinking the Kool-Ade with the liberal cabal? You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you CANNOT fool All of the people ALL Of the time!"
but you can be a fool all of the time and show it with each and every post.
Oh, good....another bump....another opportunity to provide the following quote from you....
And here is what Romney said about bin Laden.
John Stoltz Vote vet.org
"I think back to Mitt Romney, in 2007, saying it wasn't "worth moving heaven and earth" to get Osama bin Laden, and the Iraq veteran in me thanks God he wasn't president these past few years.
For those wondering, that's not a made-up quote. Romney said it in an interview with the Associated Press. It's clear that Romney would have become just as disinterested in killing Osama bin Laden as George W. Bush had become. President Bush, of course, said, "I really don't spend that much time thinking about [bin Laden]."
Your candidate could have cared less about getting bin Laden. Now that is a disgrace.
"I think back to when the Pres's old lady said .."
GREAT. Now if you could only remember what you had for dinner.....
Adm. Bill McRaven who headed the Special Ops Force had a different take.
On his watch (a favorite expression of Ronald Reagan's, by the way):
- DJIA was improved from 7,949 to 13,165 (8/15/12); it declined 1 percent in Bush's first term and 24% his second;- bin Laden was assassinated, in a brave operation by SEALs; despite being advised to use missile attacks, his decision to do the operation the way it was handled garned significant al Queda intelligence;- ended the war in Iraq;- began the drawdown of forces from Afhanistan;- saved General Motors from bankruptcy, and the have now become the world's leading car manufacturer again;- on his first full day, he froze White House Salaries;- Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse;- After inheriting an economy that was costing the economy 800,000 jobs per month, he has reversed that and in 2010 alone, the economy created more jobs than under the previous administration's eight years;- Initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses;- Signed an Executive Order instructing federal agencies to review all federal regulations and remove any unnecessary and/or burdensome regulations from the book;- Signed an order banning gifts from lobbyists to anyone in the Executive Branch;- Ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money;- signed the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression, designed to prevent the near collapse of the financial industry under the previous administration;- Negotiated a deal with Swiss banks that now permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders'- advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act;- spent $1B on Libya's revolution, which resulted in the ousting of Gaddafi, but without costing American lives;- Funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an extra $1.4 billion to improve veterans’ services;- Passed the Iran Sanctions Act, to prevent war, and to encourage Iran to give up their nuclear program;- Created the Race to the Top program, which encouraged states to come up with effective school reforms and rewards the best of them- Authorized Navy SEALS to successfully secure the release of a US captain held by Somali pirates and increased patrols off the Somali coast;
Yeah, it will be a massive undertaking to undo those successes.
But Romney/Ryan are up to it!!