New Anti-Obama Super PAC 'Borrows' Military Logos

'Special Operations for America' targets Obama over Osama raid
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2012 2:57 AM CDT
New Anti-Obama PAC 'Borrows' Military Logos
Ryan Zinke, a former commander of the elite Navy SEAL team credited with killing Osama bin Laden, says Obama has politicized the raid, and has founded an anti-Obama super PAC.   (AP Photo/Montana Legislative Information Office)

Special Operations for America, a new anti-Obama super PAC launched this week, accuses the president of stealing glory from the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. But it has been a little light-fingered itself, Mother Jones finds. The group's website and social media pages are plastered with the insignias of the Marines, Air Force, Navy, Army, and the US Special Operations Command, all in violation of military regulations, according to authorities. Defense officials say the logos are strictly off-limits to political groups, and SOA will be told to remove them or face legal action.

The group was founded by Ryan Zinke, a former Seal Team Six commander who is now a Republican state senator in Montana. The committee is "a call of duty to take back America from a commander-in-chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great," he says. A spokesman says the group aims to raise $10 million, although records show that it currently has assets of just $60, USA Today notes. (More Ryan Zinke stories.)

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