David Corn: During the 2008 campaign, when Barack Obama bluntly vowed "we will kill bin Laden," he did not know that one of the most consequential moments of his presidency would be deciding whether to make good on that vow. In fact, his fierce campaign pledge to resort to unilateral action to get Osama bin Laden, should he be hiding in Pakistan, was slammed by both Hillary Clinton and John McCain as reckless talk.
In 2007, Mitt Romney injected himself into the Democratic primary campaign and criticized Barack Obama for vowing to go after “high-value intelligence targets” in Pakistan with or without permission. Romney said “I do not concur in ... Read Post
by toma Back in August of 2007, Senator Barack Obama, candidate for U.S. president, made it clear that Pakistan’s borders wouldn’t act as impediments to American efforts to capture or kill Osama bin Laden: “There are terrorists hole... Read Post