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Swift Boat Reborn: Group Shames Obama for Bin Laden Bragging

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Posted on Aug 14, 2012
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It’s the biggest feather in the president’s re-election cap: the confirmed killing of America’s most wanted criminal. But a new group plans to air commercials diminishing the president’s role in Osama bin Laden’s assassination.

Calling itself the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc., it’s a social welfare organization registered in Delaware—meaning it will probably be some time if and when we discover who is bankrolling the anti-Obama ads.

Reuters has more on the story:

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.
“As a citizen, it is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking information to the enemy,” Smith continues. “It will get Americans killed.”

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Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and the successful campaign to rob John Kerry in 2004 of his major advantage over President George W. Bush—Kerry’s decorated military service.

—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.

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