Monday, April 30, 2012

Romney, Republicans, belittle Obama for getting Bin Laden.

Did Barack Obama use the killing of Bin Laden improperly in his campaign material?

What many would consider a military and political bragging point in the war against "terrorism," the Republican strategy to turn a strength into a weakness seems transparently ludicrous on every level. 

Here's the setup: 
CNN: Team Obama released a video on Friday, partially narrated by former President Bill Clinton, that praised the president's decision to order the killing of the al Qaeda chief one year from Tuesday and questioned whether Romney would have made the same choice. Biden similarly questioned (Romney). The video quotes Romney in 2007 during his first White House bid, saying, "It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person." During his second White House bid, Romney has repeatedly praised the president for launching the raid on bin Laden.

Meanwhile, senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie characterized the political steps a "bridge too far" ... utilizing the raid for political purposes is one of the reasons Obama has "become one of the most divisive presidents in American history. He took something that was a unifying event for all Americans, and he's managed to turn it into a divisive, partisan political attack," Gillespie said. "I think most Americans will see it as a sign of a desperate campaign."
"I know you are but what am I" would be a logical comeback. But instead of going Pee Wee Herman, here's former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, on this pathetic hypocrisy. Wilkerson is a conservative who  isn't afraid to speak the truth: