The Record: A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is launching a media campaign to scold the president for taking credit for killing Osama bin Laden and endangering lives with self-serving leaks.
No doubt Team Obama will deride it as “son of Swift Boat,” the 2004 ad campaign that cast doubts on Democrat presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry’s claims about his service in Vietnam. But the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc., says its campaign is a necessary expose of the exploitation by President Obama of the actions of genuine American heroes for his political gain.
The OPSEC group says it is not political and aims to save American lives. Its first public salvo is a 22-minute video released on Wednesday that charges President Obama and his administration of prematurely exposing the details of the bin Laden raid instead of exploiting the treasure trove of intelligence it gathered.
The group charges Obama with exposing the identity of Navy SEAL Team 6, providing access to intelligence and operational personnel to Hollywood filmmakers, disclosing the number of raiders, how they entered and moved through bin Laden’s compound, the type and number of aircraft used, all details regarding means and methods our terrorist enemies would find useful.
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