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Gibbs: Ad saying Romney wouldn’t have ordered bin Laden raid ‘not over the line’
The Hill ^ | April 29, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 04/29/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Top Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs defended a new ad which argues Mitt Romney would not have launched the raid to capture Osama bin Laden last year.

Gibbs, said the advertisement featuring President Bill Clinton and questioning whether Romney would have ordered the mission to kill bin Laden, one year after the raid, was “not over the line.”

“Look, just a few years ago. President Obama, then a candidate said in a speech that if we had actionable intelligence of a high value target in Pakistan we’d go in and get that high value target,” said Gibbs on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. “Mitt Romney said that was foolish, he wouldn’t do such a thing. They wouldn’t move heaven and earth to get Osama bin Laden.”

The ad in question uses footage of from an interview with Clinton for the 17-minute pro-Obama film “The Road We’ve Traveled.” “[Obama] took the harder, and the more honorable path,” Clinton says in the featured clip, referring to the decision to authorize the strike in Pakistan to capture bin Laden.. "He had to decide. And that's what you hire the president to do. You hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it."

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1 posted on 04/29/2012 10:07:49 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t think Mr. Gibbs knows what a line is


2 posted on 04/29/2012 10:08:40 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gibbs needs to be informed that Obama didn’t make the call to go after Bin Laden either.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 10:10:26 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What if the second helicopter had crashed too. You can bet “Mr Gusty” would have denied all knowledge of this “raid” and some heads would have rolled at the Pentagon.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 10:16:06 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This whole issue shows how stupid, stupid, stupid Romney and his stupid, stupid, stupid RINO buddies really are.

All you have to do, is say, “Good for you, Mr. President, for allowing our military carry out the mission former President Bush assigned to them... now can we move on and talk about the treasonous promises you’ve made to the Russians behind the backs of the American people?”

That’s all they have to say. But like McCain before them, they can’t criticize a black man.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 10:21:15 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The truly despicable,nauseating thing is that they're able to say this stuff with a straight face.And their pals in the media are are to listen to it with a straight face.
6 posted on 04/29/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The truly despical,nauseating thing is that they’re able to say this stuff with a straigt face.And their pals in the media are able to listen to it with a straight face.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 10:22:39 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trying to make the metrosexual look macho...Do they really think anyone is buying this BS they spew!

It was said last week and will be said again. OB taking credit for Bin Laden is like Nixon taking credit for landing on the moon. Total BS


8 posted on 04/29/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT by Pafreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess ole BJ conveniently forgot he was offered bin Laden’s head four times and turned them all down because he considered it a law enforcement issue.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 10:25:41 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: Pafreedom

Biden is making a big deal out of it because he, himself, was so surprised that Zero would have allowed it.


10 posted on 04/29/2012 10:25:55 AM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
(Sigh) If Newt was the presumptive nominee, Obama would be back on his heels.

Mittens will never go for Hussein's political jugular and will be on defense until he loses the election.

11 posted on 04/29/2012 10:26:04 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here is yet another instance where Obama refuses to use the death of Osama for political gain. What a guy!!!


12 posted on 04/29/2012 10:27:06 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: struggle

I will disagree because shades of the Carter disaster was looming. Political go-ahead was required. The fact that this ass-hat is saying anything more about it only solidifies his need to keep people at odds with each other. He is no more than a polished Al Sharpton.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 10:28:34 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Jacquerie

you’re right, we’re going to have to do it for him. I’m going to be donating to whoever the nastiest most mud slinging superpac our side has.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 10:30:13 AM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: Gay State Conservative

The truly despical,nauseating thing is that they’re able to say this stuff with a straigt face.And their pals in the media are able to listen to it with a straight face....


........while Romney responds with feeble political correctness instead of a size 12 verbal boot to the groin.


15 posted on 04/29/2012 10:36:16 AM PDT by bramps
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How the *^&%$& do they know?

Zer0 really didn’t order the mission in spite of all his self-back patting. He walked out of the meeting and let the general do the ordering. If the mission had gone bad zer0 would NOT have taken responsibility. Fortunately for the general it went well.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 10:41:29 AM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And how is “Baghdad Bob” Gibbs going to reconcile Obama’s toughness on terrorism (which is clearly the purpose of this ad) with Obama’s close ties with the Islamists (PA, MB, NBPP, etc.) ?!!


17 posted on 04/29/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT by citizencon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All these socialists are cut from the same cloth. They all believe in the ‘ends justify the means’. They are the ‘Vichy Americans’ who would sell out to an invading power just for the opportunity to rule over the rest of us.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 10:53:33 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: struggle

Bush made the decision, created the team, and set it in motion. The most that zero did was to not countermand the Bush decision. And, he left it up to some Admiral to “decide.”


19 posted on 04/29/2012 10:55:33 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if Obama knows whether or not I’ll go to Lowe’s today? If he does know, I wish he’d tell me.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 11:06:20 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Democrats lie all the time, so why should this ploy surprise anyone?


21 posted on 04/29/2012 11:16:58 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I recall reading somewhere that the CIA knew Bin Laden was “hiding” in Pakistan a year before others stepped in to give the order to strike (not you, Barry). Then again, I still don’t believe that it was Bin Laden who was killed. Call me crazy, but there was no Proof of Life or Death for UBL. We are supposed to go on the word of surviving companions/wives???


22 posted on 04/29/2012 11:28:48 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gibbs: Ad saying Romney wouldn’t have ordered bin Laden raid ‘not over the line’

Let's see if I understand the brilliant Gibbs logic.....
RATS = nothing is over the line
GOP = everything is over the line.
23 posted on 04/29/2012 12:27:27 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Demented Democrat Syndrome (DDS) strikes again!

DDS victim Gibbs forgot the Democrat meme regarding “Romney likes to fire people.” Ben Laden got the ultimate ‘pink slip’ and Gibbs thinks Romney would hesitate a New York moment to issue such a command?

DDS for certain. Call the Waaaaahmbulance!


24 posted on 04/29/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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