Praise for Obama by Navy Brass about bin Laden
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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.
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"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.
By JULIET LAPIDOS 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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