By Easton L
The one year anniversary killing of Osama Bin Laden is quickly approaching
which put National Security smack font and center in this election year debate cycle.
President Obama, who made the gutsy call, campaign team release a hard hitting video which calls into question the presidential readiness of his republican rival one term former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, who has shown many hesitation to making and taking tough stance over his political career.
The man who beat Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination and loss badly to Obama, Republican Sen. John McCain on Friday blasted President Barack Obama for casting doubt on whether Mitt Romney would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, calling it “a cheap political attack.”
No one disputes that the President deserves credit for ordering the raid, but to politicize it in this way is the height of hypocrisy,” McCain said in a verbal broadside emailed to reporters by the Republican National Committee.
“This is the same President who said, after bin Laden was dead, that we shouldn’t ‘spike the ball’ after the touchdown. And now Barack Obama is not only trying to score political points by invoking Osama bin Laden, he is doing a shameless end-zone dance to help himself get reelected,” the senator lamented.
McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, described Obama as a disaster for American national security — notably taking issue with the Democrat’s administration for refusing (thus far) to arm Syria’s outgunned opposition.
“He watches passively while the Assad regime in Syria, Iran’s closest ally, kills thousands of its own people in an unfair fight, and his response to this mass atrocity is to create an ‘Atrocities Prevention Board.’
However, the irony is that McCain himself called into question Romney’s rediness using the exact quote that’s now being use by the Obama campaign back when the two Republicans were vying for their party’s presidential nomination in the 2008 election.
Back then McCain told a group of bloggers that the former Massachusetts governor’s comment showed “a degree of naiveté” and suggested that Romney thought bin Laden was “not an element in the struggle against radical Islam.”
(In fact, Romney was making a relatively popular argument back in 2007 — that the global war on terrorism went far beyond just al-Qaida’s leader.)
McCain also aggressively criticized Obama in the 2008 campaign for saying he would order a strike in Pakistan at bin Laden. The two had a testy exchange on the issue at an Oct. 7, 2008 debate.
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