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So much for wondering if Team Obama would take the high road and chill on the Bin Laden braggadocio as we near the one-year anniversary of the killing of the man who plotted the worst terrorist attack on American soil.
Hard to blame them for milking the Bin Laden thing like a dairy cow though — it’s almost all they’ve got in the way of positive tangible results. Get used to it, because you’ll hear about it a thousand more times:
A year after authorizing the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama and his election team are making it an election issue.
The Obama election team has a new ad in which former president Bill Clinton talks about the risks Obama took in ordering the mission that took place on May 2 of last year.
The ad also asks: “What path would Mitt Romney have taken?”
Romney aides said the Obama team is politicizing a military triumph that all Americans can be proud of.
Vice President Biden also cited the bin Laden raid yesterday in a speech that attacked Romney’s foreign policy. Biden, as well as the campaign ad, noted that Romney had questioned the cost of pursuing bin Laden.
In the broader picture, it’s funny how Democrats are campaigning by pretending the Republicans are the party of defense doves and high taxes.
Probably a good decision by the spot’s director to edit out the part where Joe Biden said “Not only did President Obama kill Bin Laden, but he ate his f*#cking dog too!”
Bill Clinton is featured rather prominently in that. Didn’t Bubba reportedly pass up on a shot at Bin Laden back in ’98?
Update: So who actually made that gutsy call, anyway?
(h/t Hot Air)