Navy SEALs Slam Obama for Taking Credit for Osama Killing
1 year ago
SEALs accuse Obama as using them for ammunition for re-election
Much of President Obama's recent campaigning has revolved around the 1-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Obama recently released a campaign ad titled "One Chance" in which former president Bill Clinton asked if Obama's Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, would have made the same call to kill bin Laden.
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."
Zinke, who is now a Republican state senator in Montana, added that Obama was exploiting bin Laden’s death for his re-election bid.
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"The President and his administration are positioning him as a war president using the SEALs as ammunition. It was predictable."
A serving SEAL Team member said: "Obama wasn’t in the field, at risk, carrying a gun. As president, at every turn he should be thanking the guys who put their lives on the line to do this. He does so in his official speeches because he speechwriters are smart."