They’re really milking this bin Laden killing, aren’t they? Well, considering it’s the only positive to come from this disastrous presidency, can you blame them? Good thing they dragged Obama off the golf course in time for that photo op, wasn’t it?
President Obama’s campaign is using Bill Clinton to argue Mitt Romney would have launched the raid to capture Osama bin Laden last year.
The argument is being made to coincide with the one-year anniversary of bin Laden’s death.
In extended, previously unreleased footage taken from an interview with former President Bill Clinton for the 17-minute pro-Obama film “The Road We’ve Traveled,” the campaign suggests that the presumptive GOP nominee would not have ordered the mission to kill bin Laden.
“[Obama] took the harder, and the more honorable path,” Clinton said in the interview, describing the behind-the-scenes process that went into the decision to okay the raid. “He had to decide. And that’s what you hire the president to do. You hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it.”
“The commander-in-chief gets one chance to make the right decision,” reads the text in the video. It goes on to ask: “What path would Mitt Romney have taken?”
Obviously Romney wanted bin Laden alive, right?
Does anyone find it curious they use a guy who passed on killing bin Laden to make this point?
In the waning days of the Clinton presidency, senior officials received specific intelligence about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and weighed a military plan to strike the suspected terrorist mastermind’s location. The administration ultimately opted against an attack.