Obama Suggests Romney Wouldn’t Have Gone After Bin Laden

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  • Barack Obama is pulling out perhaps his most successful triumph as president in a new campaign ad: the strike against Osama Bin Laden. “One Chance,” narrated by none-other-than his democratic predecessor who failed to catch Bin Ladin, President Bill Clinton, the video is on its way to receiving partisan support on Youtube, with a quarter of dislikes.

    The ad also goes after Romney, who said “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

    In defense, Romney had this to say:

    “Of course we get Osama bin Laden and track him wherever he has to go and make sure he pays for the outrage he exacted on America.”

    The follow-up: “Do we move heaven and Earth to do it?”

    MR. ROMNEY: We’ll move everything to get him. But I don’t want to buy into the Democratic pitch, that this is all about one person, Osama bin Laden. Because after we get him, there’s going to be another and another. This is about Shi’a and Sunni. This is about Hezbollah and Hamas and al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. This is the worldwide jihadist effort to try and cause the collapse of all moderate Islamic governments and replace them with a caliphate.

    They also probably want to bring down the United States of America. This is a global effort we’re going to have to lead to overcome this jihadist effort. It’s more than Osama bin Laden. But he is going to pay, and he will die.”

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