I guess we could call this one the special opsing of Barak Obama.
"The leader of a group of politically active special operations veterans who oppose President Barack Obama said Friday that the level of credit the president is claiming for the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is “pretty gross.”
“I absolutely believe that the president, as should any president who presided over this type of operation, should get some credit,” said Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, speaking on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “But to the level of credit they have taken, it’s pretty gross.”
Taylor is the president of a group, called the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, Inc., that is reportedly composed of former Navy SEALS and other special operations veterans. They recently produced a 22-minute video that charges, “Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden. America did.”Soledad O’Brien, the host of “Starting Point,” asked why the group, in their video, had edited out a segment of a speech in which Obama praised the men who carried out the bin Laden operation.
“Because of course the personal credit taken certainly overshadows that, doesn’t it?” Taylor said on CNN. “So does the year-anniversary commercials, so does the high-level access to Hollywood producers, giving them [information on a] want-to-know basis rather than need-to-know basis, which is what’s supposed to happen with classified material. Again, this group is very serious, we’re very motivated, we’re the subject matter experts. It affects us the most and we’re worried about future operations being hindered and our brothers and sisters being put in harm’s way unnecessarily because of politicians.”
The group, which says it is nonprofit and nonpartisan, despite a number of its members having close ties to the Republican Party, has especially harsh words for the Obama administration on the subject of national security leaks." [Source]
Nice try wingnut. But I think we all know what's going on here.
Here are a few interesting words from one of these right wingnuts:
“I have to admit that I’m a Birther,” said SOS founder Larry Bailey, a retired 27-year veteran of the Navy SEALs, in an interview. “If there were a jury of 12 good men and women and the evidence were placed before them, there would be absolutely no question Barack Obama was not born where he said he was and is not who he says he is.” After nattering on about how some bizarre conspiracy theory regarding who Obama’s “real father” is, he throws in this craziness, “Barack Obama’s a born red-diaper baby. He’s a socialist.” [Source]
Yes Larry, we suspected as much.
Folks, all you need to know is that this group is made of former tea party types, and they are being funded by the usual GOP suspects.
It's a nice try, let's just see if the American people fall for this political three-card monte, again.
put your wife out there to fight your tax battles for you.)
And then there is his vice presidential running mate who just might have...well here, read for yourself:
"Ever since the Richmonder blog posted a story last weekend pointing to suspicious-looking stock trades made by Paul Ryan on September 18, 2008 – the day that Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson met with Congressional leaders to warn of an economic collapse and the need for a giant bailout – the press has been at sixes and sevens. Was it insider trading? Wasn't it? First the story circulated rapidly. Then, when the Romney/Ryan campaign quickly issued denials, some journalists, most notably Benjy Sarlin of Talking Points Memo , leapt to “debunk” the story. Matt Yglesias of Slate , who first credited the story, apologized and backed off.
Earlier this week, I posted an article challenging the denials made by the Romney/Ryan campaign.
John Carney, a senior editor at CNBC.com has responded to my post on Paul Ryan’s insider stock trades in September, 2008. Unlike the Romney campaign, he does not try to claim that Congressman Ryan did not have time to do the trades before markets closed at 4 PM. (There is, of course, the possibility that Ryan traded after hours; that was no part of my story.) Nor does he take refuge in the pathetic argument that some anonymous trustee did it. His objection is that Congressman Ryan’s trading that day followed a larger pattern evident in other transactions that year." [More]
I am not sure I like this Ryan fellow. First he lies about getting stimulus dollars for his district, and now this.