Thus spake Senator John McCain about the ones who were actually responsible for taking out bin Laden, the people alongside whom he had the privilege of serving.
Senator McCain was referencing the new Obama ad about this anniversary, one which also features President Bill Clinton. In the ad, Obama basically takes a victory lap, pulls his shoulder out patting himself on the back so much, and essentially calls Gov. Mitt Romney a coward. Wow.
Here is Senator McCain on the new Obama Campaign ad:
I would put Obama’s ad in here, but honestly, I just don’t want to give the Obama campaign any traffic. You can find it, though at the end of this article. Many people are upset about this ad, beginning with the Navy Seals themselves:
Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign.
The SEALs spoke out to MailOnline after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled ‘One Chance’.
In it President Bill Clinton is featured saying that Mr Obama took ‘the harder and the more honourable path’ in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words ‘Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?’ are then displayed.
Besides the ad, the White House is marking the first anniversary of the SEAL Team Six raid that killed bin Laden inside his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan with a series of briefings and an NBC interview in the Situation Room designed to highlight the ‘gutsy call’ made by the President.[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Hang on, what the hell is this supposed to mean that Obama took the “harder and more honorable path“? Huh? By pulling the trigger on this plan? Is that what Clinton is saying? Because I’m with Gov. Romney on this one – President Carter would have made that call. ANY president would have made that call. Any one of them would have.
And then there is the whole question of who really DID make the decision, since Obama was out playing golf. Funny how no one mentions that anymore. Ah, blinders – ain’t they grand? Here is a reminder, as Obama sits in his golf clothes, and all the grownups are around the Adults Table:
But the Seals and Senator McCain are not the only ones upset with Obama about this. When I opened AOL this morning, I was greeted by this headline: Obama Hits Romney Below the Belt. Dang – AOL/HuffPo is printing that? Amazing.
But not as amazing as Arianna Huffington speaking out about this ad:
[snip] Appearing on ‘CBS This Morning’, she said, “Using the Osama bin Laden assassination, killing, the great news that we had a year ago, in order to say basically that Obama did it and Romney might not have done it … to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do.”[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
“Despicable”!! I agree with her, but wowie zowie, that’s a mighty strong word, especially from someone whose self-named blog was as sycophantic as MSNBO was in propping up Obama the Candidate in 2008.
All across the board, people are unhappy with this ad, and not for nothing, with Bill Clinton for his part in this “despicable” ad. And well they should be. As Senator McCain said, heroes “don’t brag.” Someone ought to tell Obama that. Yet another matter of decorum in which Obama is seriously lacking, unfortunately.
While they are at it, informing Obama that “heroes don’t brag,” they might also want to tell Obama that using a visit from a foreign dignitary is unseemly. In this case, it happened on Monday in front of the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda. Tacky, tacky, tacky.
Ugh. That seems to be a hallmark of this Administration. And that’s what happens when a bunch of people vote for someone because they think he is “cool” instead of qualified. This latest ad is but a case in point. Obama has lowered the standing of his office, and he needs to stop already. Obama claimed he restored America’s image abroad, his “top accomplishment.” Really? Huh. Maybe he could consider doing that at home and restore the presidency to its once lofty height. Just a thought.
What do you think?