In an unusual twist, Ariana Huffington has offered scathing criticism of the recent ‘killing bin Laden’ Obama ad:
"I agree with the Romney campaign, that using the Osama bin Laden assassination killing the great news that we had a year ago, in order to say basically that Obama did it and Romney may not have done it . . . to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do."Generally finding Australian politics gives me more than adequate reason to be outraged, I have not bothered to view it before and was stunned by the narcissistic politico centric thought behind it:
Bill Clinton has dropped a few notches in my estimation over his statement:
“Nobody can make that decision for you. Look, he knew what would happen. Suppose the navy seals had gone in there and it hadn’t been bin Laden, suppose they had been captured or killed, the downside would have been horrible for him. …”So, “the downside would have been horrible for him” [the President]. How about for the team involved? These are the politically forgotten men floating out of sight on a sea of presidential hubris. These are the men who laid it all on the line to bring justice to a mass murderer hiding in a phenomenally difficult place to attack.
All that the President risked was a small amount of political capital, which could have been mitigated by time, claims of a courageous decision, or laying the blame on someone else.
The contrast is stark.