April 30th, 2012
04:14 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney: 'Even Jimmy Carter' would have ordered bin Laden attack

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday appeared to call out Mitt Romney over what he said about going after Osama bin Laden on the campaign trail four years ago, as opposed to on the eve of the first anniversary of the raid that killed the terrorist leader.

Asked about Romney's comments earlier in the day that the decision to go after bin Laden was a clear one and that "even Jimmy Carter would" have made the call, Obama referred to a difference between what Romney said during his 2008 presidential campaign and on the eve of the first anniversary of the attack.


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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Tired of the republican lies

    Well said Sniffit...like always, you hit the nail on the head...The gobp/tp cannot stand the truth!

    April 30, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  2. Mikey

    So, now Romney is making light of one of the gutsier calls by a POTUS in recent memory? God help us if this two-faced, lying, chameleon like wind-sock/wind-bag ever gets into office. He can't fill President Obama's shoes. No how! No way!

    April 30, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  3. PJ/TX

    Romney has gone beyond the "flip-flop" stage. He proves every day that he just doesn't know what he would do
    anytime, anyplace and in any situation. He has yet to tell us his plans, other than gutting every useful department
    such as EPA, Planned Parenthood, Medicare, Medicaid, Education, etc.
    He would rely on the State Department for his "foreign policy", and who know what else. Time to quit the
    bashing and start talking about plans, Romney. You either have none, are ashamed of them because they
    would cost you votes, or you are truly out in left field.

    April 30, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. J.V.Hodgson

    Why is it necessary to either indirectly praise or denigrate an ex president who was years out of office relative to this matter.... I would suggest that is far, far " dirtier politics" pathetic, shameful, than anything done during this camapaign re OBL.

    April 30, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
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