Obama facing broad criticism for 'politicizing' bin Laden raid
President Obama faced mounting criticism Tuesday for allegedly politicizing the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death, with Sen. John McCain scolding the commander in chief and former New York Gov. George Pataki going so far as to call on Obama to apologize.Of course he's facing mounting criticism for bragging about what any leader with half a brain would do, even Jimmy Carter would have awaken from his malaise long enough to order the raid.
The president on Tuesday, in a surprise announcement, arrived in Afghanistan for a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a visit with U.S. troops and later a speech to the nation. Bin Laden's death is expected to come up in that speech, though it is not expected to be the focal point.
The trip comes as the criticism of his handling of the anniversary heats up. Earlier, current and former Navy SEALs reportedly had criticized the president for using the elite unit's deeds as "ammunition" in his reelection bid.
"You know the thing about heroes? They don't brag," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Obama's rival in the 2008 election, told Fox News.
The Obama campaign touched off the heated debate over the historic raid with a web video Friday that touted Obama's decision-making prowess in approving the mission, and questioned whether Mitt Romney would have done the same.
I'm glad bin Laden is dead too and have the utmost respect for our warriors who were actually there and did their duty.
But face it, this is one of the things he can do in an election year to deflect attention away from the soaring deficit, the dismal employment prospects, the weak and fragile economy.
The mainstream media is in his pocket also with wall to wall coverage of the destructive tendencies of the occupy crowd.
May Day protests draw police but most are peaceful
Peaceful....these are the people who want to destroy capitalism and kill and then eat the 1%, no matter who they have to murder to do so.
But if the media focus their attention on and lionize the anarchists then they don't have to hold Obama and the democrats accountable for their miserable record on the economy and record deficits.
I don't know about the rest of you but he can tout his "gutsy call" all he wants, I ain't buying it, there's way to much for Obama to be accountable for and if the media won't do to him what they'd be happy to do to any other politician (except democrats) then the American people need to hold him to task for his record in November.
I hold no illusions that politicians or the press will give a damn what the masses think if Obama and the democrats are sent packing.
But it will make them a little more cautious before they try and bamboozle us the next time.