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.’
Oh, so you mean the headline should be "Republican veterans attack Commander-in-Chief for making correct call." Now, when have we run across Republican veterans going after a sitting CiC?
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued to hammer the Obama re-election team over its use of the death of Osama bin Laden in a campaign commercial, echoing Mitt Romney's statement that any president - including Jimmy Carter - would have made the same call.
“I say any president, Jimmy Carter, anybody, any president would have, obviously, under those circumstances, done the same thing. And to now take credit for something that any president would do is indicative of take over campaign we're under -- we're -- we're seeing…So all I can say is that this is going to be a very rough campaign," McCain told Fox News in an interview set to air Monday night. "And I've had the great honor of serving in the company of heroes. And, you know the thing about heroes, they don't brag.”
If the President is Barack Obama, he gets nothing. The black guy should be impeached for even mentioning the fact he did something that Bush didn't do for, oh, seven plus years. After all, when Bush didn't kill or capture Bin Laden, he kept us safe through his failure. These guys keep bringing up Jimmy Carter as a mantra.
Remember, Republicans want you to think that getting rid of the guy who was responsible for killing 3,000 New Yorkers was a failure on the President's part, and want you to punish him in November for it. That's where we are right now with our "patriotic" friends on the right. He's guilty of making George W. Bush look bad, and that's an unpardonable sin.