Aug 16, 2012

Navy Praise for Obama's bin Laden decision; GOP Swiftboats him


Praise for Obama by Navy Brass about bin Laden
Will Fox News Run This for THEIR Sheeple?  Not damned likely!

ASPEN, Colo.—Republicans trying to play down President Barack Obama's decision to launch the raid that led to the death of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden are not getting much help from the military brass who oversaw the operation.

Obama's bin Laden War Room
During a rare public interview on Wednesday, Adm. Bill McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operations command, portrayed as bold and brave Obama's decision to order the raid despite significant doubts about whether bin Laden was at the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound.

"At the end of the day, make no mistake about it, it was the president of the United States that shouldered the burden of this operation, that made the hard decision," McRaven said during an on-stage interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that served as the kickoff session of the Aspen Security Forum.

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has suggested that the decision to launch the raid was a no-brainer. "Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order," Romney said in April.

McRaven refused to respond Wednesday when asked whether he agreed with Romney that any president would have made the same decision Obama did. However, at a couple of junctures, the Special Operations commander offered effusive praise for Obama.    More on this from POLITICO.

GOP Trying to SWIFT BOAT THE PRESIDENT on the bin Laden raid.
In March, Karl Rove wrote an Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal in which he belittled the president’s decision to order the raid on Osama bin Laden. “Mr. Obama did what virtually any commander in chief would have done in the same situation,” Mr. Rove argued. “For this to be portrayed as the epic achievement of the first term tells you how bare the White House cupboards are.

Anyone who watched Mr. Obama’s late-night address in which he announced bin Laden’s death will remember that he praised the “tireless and heroic work of our military and our counterterrorism professionals” and the “years of painstaking work by our intelligence community.” The Opsec video includes a clip of that address, but omits the “heroic work” and “painstaking work” lines so that it seems as though Mr. Obama gave himself undue credit.

More details and video....from The New York Times blog 

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From Mary Ann Bittle on Facebook
Ryan Lies about asking for Stimulus Money for his State.  Here's proof.

The Boston Globe and Associated Press reported on documents showing that GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan had secured more than $20 million in stimulus funds for a local energy efficiency organization.
According to the reports, the documents showed that Ryan also brought in $5.4 million for local bus services. His requests came at the same time he was publicly calling the stimulus a “wasteful spending spree.”

However, in an interview with a local Ohio television news station, Ryan claimed he never secured funding through the program, saying “I never asked for stimulus.”

Barefaced Liar - and we have the proof (Letters to federal officials asking for money, saying they'll create jobs, signed by Paul Ryan).
The Boston Globe and Associated Press reported on documents showing that GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan had secured more than $20 million in stimulus...
(RM) When confronted in the past few days, Ryan blew the letters off, saying he didn't read them, didn't remember them.
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