Arianna Huffington: President’s bin Laden ad ‘despicable’

“…There’s no way to know whether Romney would have been as decisive. To actually speculate that he wouldn’t be is, to me, not the way to run a campaign, on either side.”

CBS News

Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of the The Huffington Post, called the Obama campaign’s decision to tout the assassination of Osama bin Laden in a campaign advertisement “despicable.” The ad questions whether presidential candidate Mitt Romney would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

“I don’t think there should be an ad about that,” Huffington said Monday on “CBS This Morning.” “I think it’s one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job (with television specials). All that is perfectly legitimate. But to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do.”

She added, “It’s the same thing Hillary Clinton did with the 3 a.m. call. ‘You’re not ready to be commander-in-chief.’ It’s also what makes politicians and political leaders act irrationally when it comes to matters of war because they’re so afraid to be called wimps, that they make decisions, which are incredible destructive for the country. I’m sure the president would not have escalated in Afghanistan if he was not as concerned, as Democrats are, that Republicans are going to use not escalating against him in a campaign.”…

The article continues, with video, at CBS News.

Also at the site, GOP: Obama exploiting killing of bin Laden

Update: Romney: C’mon, even Jimmy Carter would have given the order to take out Bin Laden Gloves off.

Update 2:  McCotter: Obama demanding reward for killing bin Laden is beneath the dignity of the office. Video at Breitbart TV

Also,  Mitt Romney: “Disappointing” that Obama seeks to Exploit Bin Laden Killing for Himself – Video 5/1/12

Brit Hume: Obama’s Exploitation of Bin Laden Raid is making Him Less “Presidential” – Video 4/30/12

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