Obama Ad: Mitt Wouldn't Have Killed bin Laden

Romney calls new ad divisive
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2012 11:30 AM CDT

The Obama campaign turned heads today with a new video that strongly implies Mitt Romney wouldn't have ordered the raid killing Osama bin Laden. The video starts off innocuously enough, with Bill Clinton praising Obama's decision to go after bin Laden. "He took the harder and the more honorable path and the one that produced, in my opinion, the best result," he says. But then text appears asking, "Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?"

It then reminds viewers that Romney criticized Obama for promising, in 2007, to strike al-Qaeda targets within Pakistan, and displays a quote in which Romney said that it was "not worth moving heaven and earth … just trying to catch one person." It doesn't mention that a few days later, Romney walked back the remark in a debate, CNN points out. The Romney camp responded with a statement accusing Obama of using "an event that unified our country to once again divide us." Yesterday, Joe Biden also implied Romney may not have taken the same action on bin Laden. (More Mitt Romney stories.)

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