Navy Seals Versus Obama
Is this the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth all over again?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives. …
The OPSEC group says it is not political and aims to save American lives. Its first public salvo is a 22-minute film that includes criticism of Obama and his administration. The film, to be released on Wednesday, was seen in advance by Reuters.
“Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The work that the American military has done killed Osama bin Laden. You did not,” Ben Smith, identified as a Navy SEAL, says in the film.
“As a citizen, it is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking information to the enemy,” Smith continues. “It will get Americans killed.”
Here’s the film:
President Obama has desired to make the Osama bin Laden mission central to his re-election strategy. “You know his slogan should be GM is alive and Bin Laden is dead,” said chief Obama political adviser David Axelrod last year.
It’s going to be hard to make that case, though, with a group of America’s actual warriors on his flank accusing him of using military intelligence for political purposes, endangering lives along the way.Tags: Barack Obama, Osama Bin Laden, seals