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Romney would not have killed Bin Laden, implies new Obama campaign ad
ABC News ^ | 04/27/2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 04/27/2012 9:09:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Would Mitt Romney have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden? President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released a new video on Friday that strongly implies that he would not have, using the presumptive Republican nominee's own words against him.

Ever since Vice President Joe Biden boiled down Obama's 2012 slogan to "bin Laden is dead, GM is alive," it has been clear that the embattled incumbent would not hesitate to use the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL strike as a political weapon.

The video, taken from footage shot for Obama's 17-minute campaign commercial "The Road We've Traveled," opens with the message "the Commander-in-Chief gets one chance to make the right decision" and turns to former president Bill Clinton for validation. "That's one thing George Bush said that was right: The president is the decider in chief. Nobody can make that decision for you."

"Look, he knew what would happen," says Clinton. "Suppose the Navy Seals had gone in there and it hadn't been bin Laden. Suppose they had been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him, but he reasoned 'I cannot in good conscience do nothing.' He took the harder and the more honorable path and the one that produced in my opinion the best result," he says, amid images including a photograph of New York City firefighters cheering the news of bin Laden's death.

"Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?" asks the onscreen text. The video recalls Romney's contention, in an April 2007 interview with the Associated Press, that Americans will not be markedly safer if bin Laden were killed and that "it's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladin; obama; romney

1 posted on 04/27/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Hahahahaha! They're trying to get to the right of a Republican? How desperate are they?
2 posted on 04/27/2012 9:14:18 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve yet to see any proof that the Obama regime killed Osama.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 9:15:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who the hell do the democRats think they’er fooling?Obama had nothing to do with the killing of Bin Ladin.that guy is too much of a coward to wear the uniform of a member of the U.S. Military.

It’s Truely an embarassment having this guy in command of our troops.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 9:17:10 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama didn’t kill Osama. At best he had his corpse thawed out and dumped at sea for political advantage.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 9:19:16 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Most of America knows Obama has no military credibility what-so-ever, so this won’t produce the results he’s looking for. And to Romney’s credit, his response was perfect: Obama is trying once again to be divisive in a time of high unemployment, stagnant wages, etc.

Another swing, another miss for our Dear Leader.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 9:22:40 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We don’t even know if BHO killed OBL.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 9:22:53 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: SeekAndFind
The best answer to this nonsense is to say that Obama taking credit for the killing of bin Laden would be like Nixon taking credit for the first moon landing. Both events were the result of much work by many Americans for years before either president even took office.

Obama and his gang just can't give the credit to those who earned it and deserve it.

8 posted on 04/27/2012 9:45:04 AM PDT by Will88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately, Romney doesn’t make it hard to do.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 9:48:44 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
You will... probably no later than November 2 (The "Friday Dump").


10 posted on 04/27/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If 0bama killed Osama Bin Laden, then Nixon walked on the moon.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 9:54:23 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I doubt he would have had to be pulled off a golf course to participate in a meeting about the raid. Whatever is said about Mittens, he is more of a manager and worker than Leisure Suit Barry.

Revealed: How Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission to take out Bin Laden

12 posted on 04/27/2012 9:56:56 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Not only that, but when Joe Biden says "...GM is alive," he's lying about that as well.

You see...the GM that Barack Obama inherited was the original, which was ailing, to say the least. Obama killed it off via bankruptcy, thereby wiping out the holders of common stock as well as the bondholders. The assets were transferred to a new entity, unencumbered by the claims of the original stock and bondholders, as well as creditors, which is the new GM.

But the company now known as General Motors not the same entity that existed on January 20, 2009. That one is defunct. The only similarity between the new GM and the old one is the name. Nothing else.
13 posted on 04/27/2012 10:11:25 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad
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"It's Alive!!"

14 posted on 04/27/2012 10:18:09 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bush had everything in play for the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and Obama only had to give the ok.
Obama’s nothing but a credit whore.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 10:20:02 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Getting to the right of Romney is no great task, and requires no great effort.

Still, as Democrats they will most likely screw it up somehow, as they cannot help but tell easily exposed lies.


16 posted on 04/27/2012 10:22:43 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Or ordered him killed.


17 posted on 04/27/2012 10:25:55 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SeekAndFind

“Romney’s not a killer like ME.”


18 posted on 04/27/2012 11:12:52 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Milton Miteybad
That one is defunct. The only similarity between the new GM and the old one is the name. Nothing else.

My mind automatically converts that to Government Motors now so they've lost that too with me.

19 posted on 04/27/2012 11:20:45 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will wonders never cease. The peace preaching liberals bragging about killing someone who was targeted by a Republican.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 1:24:01 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: SeekAndFind

How many idiots are going to fall for this.....0bama did nothing but step out of the way......Besides any sitting/golfing President would have given the OK....


21 posted on 04/27/2012 1:27:23 PM PDT by geege
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney probably wouldn’t have ordered the murder of the dead Osama and I don’t think he would have ordered the murder of Seal Team 6 either.


22 posted on 04/27/2012 2:24:29 PM PDT by skedaddle
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