GOP says Obama playing politics with bin Laden anniversary
April 29th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP says Obama playing politics with bin Laden anniversary

Washington (CNN) – Days before the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, top surrogates for President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to the national stage to argue the politics of the attack.

Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs defended the campaign's use of the event in a recent Web video and in a speech from Vice President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie characterized the political steps surrounding the death as a "bridge too far."

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Filed under: 2012 • Osama bin Laden • President Obama • Republicans
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  1. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    President Obama is right as usual, would chickenhawk lilly Mitt McCain make the call to get Bin Laden? We will never find out.

    April 30, 2012 05:25 am at 5:25 am |
  2. Ricardo

    So what? He's the one who kill Bin Laden. Good politics

    April 30, 2012 06:03 am at 6:03 am |
  3. Chris

    As opposed to being flown on to an aircraft carrier in fighter plane and then strutting about on deck in a jumpsuit in front of a giant banner that read "Mission Accomplished"? Or using 9/11 and constantly stoking the fears of another attack to push through your own political agenda? Or whenever someone had the temerity to even question you, declare that anyone who disagrees with the president during wartime was unpatriotic, qwas showing division and weakness to our enemies, and accuse them of being in league with the terrorists?

    April 30, 2012 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  4. BostonianNThe WoodlandsTx

    Wow.

    Look in the mirror GOP.

    This is the same party who under G. W. Bush had a color-coded terror alert that changed damn near everyday for 8 years.

    'MAGICALLY' found Saddam Hussien leading up to the 2004 elections, and posted terror warnings round the clock.

    Yeah....ok....the GOP is one to talk

    April 30, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    OMG – What a bunch of WHINY babies!!! Does anyone remember the "criticism" coming from the RIGHT when President Obama got Bin Laden????? What would BUSH do? Hmm, what would R-Money would have done if in the same situation as Commander in Chief?????

    Thank you President Obama for getting Bin Laden and you should remind those Americans who FORGOT!!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    April 30, 2012 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  6. Donkey Party

    The GOP are Bin Laden sympathizers, and can't stand the fact he's no longer with us.

    April 30, 2012 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  7. onlyfacts61

    It's only a bridge too far, because you losers can't come up with a way to twist the facts on this one!

    April 30, 2012 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  8. nate

    rebs say the want to make election about pres obamas record, so when he does he's playing politics ?

    April 30, 2012 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
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