Jonah, aside from the unseemliness of a former president voicing that ad insinuating Romney wouldn’t have killed Osama bin Laden, what about the ridiculousness of getting this particular former president to do it? Throughout the Nineties, bin Laden attacked US targets – military housing, ships, embassies – and Bill Clinton refused to respond. In 2000, after 17 sailors were killed on the USS Cole, Clinton’s Defense Secretary Bill Cohen said the attack “was not sufficiently provocative” to warrant a response.
Everyone seems to be talking about the new Obama campaign ad in which team Obama insinuates that Romney wouldn’t have killed Bin Laden. I think it’s pretty tacky and thin stuff on the merits for all the reasons others have mentioned... Read Post
President Obama deployed the one person who had Osama bin Laden in his sites and failed to order his killing (Bill Clinton) to claim that Mitt Romney wouldn’t, when presented with the fruits of years of intelligence under the George... Read Post