Skip to comments.Team Obama responds to special ops criticism via John Kerry (Seriously?!)
Posted on 08/17/2012 5:46:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Earlier this week, a group of former special forces and intelligence agents launched a media campaign criticizing President Obama for the White Houses poor handling of sensitive national-security information and for Team Obama persistently using the death of Osama bin Laden as a subject for bragging rights. The Obama campaign cant have that Obama almost certainly plans to bring up his daring OBL raid during any foreign policy discussions we have on our way to November, and members of the military and intelligence community rallying in criticism of Obamas national-security creds would certainly put a damper on that.
Id guess thats why the following e-mail from Obama for America just landed in my inbox:
Its easy to look at the attacks, smears, and lies being told about President Obama and his record and say, Come on, thats ridiculous. No one could possibly believe that.
Trust me: You and I learned the hard way eight years ago this August that in the new world were living in one with 24-hour news cycles, the internet, blogs, the echo chamber, and now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money machine even completely baseless attacks can stick if people dont call them out quickly enough. No matter how self-evidently false the attacks are, or how disreputable the people telling them may be, theres no attack that cant take hold.
Seeing the new outrageous attacks made against President Obama from a shadowy Republican-allied veterans group called OPSEC, which take issue with the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, remind me all too well of the notorious Swift Boat attacks I faced in the 2004 campaign. I honor and appreciate the service of my fellow veterans, but a false attack is a false attack no matter whos making it.
Its not enough to wish them away or dismiss them because they come in part from birthers who still wont concede that President Obama was born here in the United States.
No, we need to get moving now before its too late.
Take a look at this blog post that fact-checks these most recent smears, and be sure to share it with others:
Throughout this campaign, Mitt Romney and his allies have shown that if the truth isnt favorable to them, they have no problem claiming the opposite and the reality is that President Obama has a foreign policy record that is among the strongest in recent memory.
In 2008, then-Senator Obama said hed end the war in Iraq in a responsible way and refocus on taking out Al Qaedas leaders.
You and I know hes followed through in a big way on both those promises.
In contrast, the Republicans have a candidate with absolutely no foreign policy experience, who thinks Russia is our number one geopolitical foe and who is advised by people who think and have repeatedly said the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia are countries that still exist. Romneys two major foreign policy speeches never even mentioned Al Qaeda once, and hes prone to stumbles when he steps onto the foreign policy stage. (He cant even manage to visit London without causing an international incident!)
Faced with all this, it shouldnt be a surprise that Romney and his allies are resorting to the same national security smear tactics I faced in 2004. We have to take it seriously. Forward this email to your friends, and encourage them to join us on the Truth Team today:
Thanks for fighting back forewarned is forearmed!
Senator John Kerry Massachusetts
Well, there you have it, folks a persuasive argument for Obamas foreign-policy management if ever there was one. These shadowy special-ops groups are just trying to swift-boat President Obama (and John Kerry is the expert, you know!) and are coming from people associated with those crazy right-wing birthers; while Mitt Romney still thinks the Soviet Union exists, couldnt even make it through the Olympics without upsetting the delicate sensibilities of the liberal media, and tends to focus his major foreign-policy speeches more on Israel and Iran than al Qaeda. Yep, thats me convinced.
(And, by the way, the Republicans have a candidate with absolutely no foreign policy experience? Someone remind me, what were candidate Obamas spectacular foreign-policy credentials, again?)
Kerry?...they are near the bottom of the barrel now......Kerry, tried to play Kennedy, and was swiftly outed as the slacker he was....
I don’t think the Spec Ops guys are in the mood to take any crap from Hanoi Boi Johnny. If they want any crap outta him, they’ll unscrew his head and dip it out.
SWIFTLY outed. Priceless.
Well he gave himself medals and stabbed his American solider in the back.
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