Should President Obama Politicize the Killing of Osama Bin Laden? [POLL]
President Obama yesterday suggested that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have killed Osama Bin Laden if given the chance. The Romney camp along with Republicans have criticized the President for using the death of Bin Laden as a political tool. They aren’t the only ones upset though. According to a report, the Navy SEALs aren’t too happy either.
Ryan Zinke, a former Commander in the US Navy who spent 23 years as a SEAL and led a SEAL Team 6 assault unit, said: ‘The decision was a no brainer. I applaud him for making it but I would not overly pat myself on the back for making the right call.
‘I think every president would have done the same. He is justified in saying it was his decision but the preparation, the sacrifice – it was a broader team effort.’
Mr Zinke, who is now a Republican state senator in Montana, added that MR Obama was exploiting bin Laden’s death for his re-election bid. ‘The President and his administration are positioning him as a war president using the SEALs as ammunition. It was predictable.’
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