The Obama camp for some reasons is continuing this idea that Mitt Romney would�ve have gone after Osama bin Laden if he were president. Is this the best Barack Obama has to criticize Mitt Romney?
Hot Air reports Robert Gibbs is the latest member of the President�s re-election team to distort comments Mitt Romney made about going after Bin Laden in 2007. Via Politico:
Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday defended the suggestion by the president�s reelection campaign that Republican rival Mitt Romney might not have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
�Look, just a few years ago, President Obama � then a candidate � said in a speech that if we had actionable intelligence of a high-value target in Pakistan, we�d go in and get that high value target,� Gibbs said on NBC�s �Meet the Press.� �Mitt Romney said that was foolish. He wouldn�t do such a thing. That he wouldn�t move heaven and earth to get Osama bin Laden.�
Gibbs and other Democrats have focused on comments made by Romney in April 2007, where he said �it�s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person�. The full context of Romney�s remarks demonstrate that he was actually calling for a more strategic and expansive approach in the fight against Al Qaeda and Islamic extremism. And that the ongoing effort to capture or kill Bin Laden should not be to the detriment of the larger goals.
What President Obama has to realize is that although he gets credit for giving the order to kill bin Laden, it doesn�t put gas in Americans cars or create jobs.
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