It's Swift Boat time on Fox News again - this time, instead of a book and a video of veterans accusing a Democrat of lying about his military service, we'll have a Fox News media campaign "that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives," as the lede paragraph of the post on Fox Nation puts it. This is also currently the top story on Fox Nation and it's rated "inspiring" by its readers.
Here's what's inspiring the Nation:
Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc... is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary purpose is to further the common good and its political activities should be secondary.
...The OPSEC group says it is not political and aims to save American lives. Its first public salvo is a 22-minute film that includes criticism of Obama and his administration. The film, to be released on Wednesday, was seen in advance by Reuters.
"Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The work that the American military has done killed Osama bin Laden. You did not," Ben Smith, identified as a Navy SEAL, says in the film.
You can bet your "fair and balanced" that these guys will get tons of favorable air time on Fox - and the network will be whining about the "Obama mainstream media" for ignoring this "important" controversy unless they give it huge coverage, too. And, of course, it's not Fox News or the Republians driving this story, oh no. It's the SEALS.
In any event, I did a whole post about the LA Times article, which you’ve probably seen by now. So no harm, no foul, I hope.
Funny — I’ve read it over at least twice, and can’t find anyplace where the President said, “I killed bin Laden”.
Perhaps some of the trolls who consistently display their mind-reading powers here can . . .
Non partisan my ass.
I’m with MJ- where did Obama say that he did it specifically? When Bin Laden was killed, he credited everyone involved in the process, even going back to what progress was made during the Bush Administration.
And I guess Fox News and their lemmings were too busy fuming over Bin Laden’s end happing during a Dem’s presidency to note that Obama outright said all he did was review the evidence and give the order when he was convinced. Either that, or “I gave the order when I was sure” transaltes to “I pulled the trigger myself” in their bizzarro language.
Well, Ben, if you TRULY were a SEAL, you would know that the American military has a COMMANDER IN CHIEF who gives it orders — and that COMMANDER IN CHIEF is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES [BARACK H. OBAMA].
Of course, Ben — if you TRULY were a SEAL, you would know that using contemptuous words against the Commander in Chief, as you are, is punishable by court-martial.
BTW, Ben — I’m trying to recall exactly when the POTUS specifically said HE killed Osama bin Laden . . . he DID give the order, as noted above . . .