The elimination of Osama Bin Laden by American Forces should not be the topic of a political commercial and certainly not part of a campaign against a rival politician. However, the Obama campaign is clearly doing just that, not only in a political campaign commercial but in obvioulsy coordianted attacks on Mitt Romney by former presdient Clinton and current Vice President Joe Biden. Both Clinton and Biden esentially said that Romney wouldn’t have taken out Bin Laden, which is specious on its face. And they act as if Obama jumped on Air Force One, flew to Pakistan and shot Bin Laden himself, before returning to the Bat Cave.
Look, Republicans have long made the war on terror a political football. But that doesn’t mean the Adminsitration gets to play the same way. We have a common enemy, and success not only requires common effort, it requires acknowledgment of that fact. It is critical that enemy understands that internal differences do not trump certain fundamental external policy. The President should not pursue this line of political attack, it diminshes him and is counter to our interests.