August 16th, 2012
02:18 AM ET

Former special forces officers slam Obama over leaks on bin Laden killing

A web video featuring former special forces officers criticizes President Barack Obama for taking too much credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and allowing classified information about the raid to become public.

The ad also includes former Navy SEALs.

The organization behind the ad, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, has posted the 22-minute web video on its website. A spokeswoman says the group has raised about $1 million toward an advertising campaign in some key swing states.

Over a picture of Obama, the video's narrator says that the group's mission is to stop politicians from using sensitive intelligence about the bin Laden raid and other clandestine programs for political benefit.

In a series of interviews, former military and intelligence officers accuse Obama of seeking political gain by disclosing successful secret operations.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Politics • U.S.
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  1. Jay jay

    That's political garbage. Obomba, THE calculator, would never be so salacious...

    August 16, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      All ads are political garbage.
      Willardo would NEVER be so salacious either...

      August 16, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    It was all just practice for when our own well known suspected terrorists are asassinated or droned-down in the streets.
    Example: One crack house or crystal meth lab costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to deal with under current law. The actual property either has to be reclaimed or destroyed and rebuilt, and each criminal has to be hunted down, arrested, tried, convicted, and imprisoned.
    A trial of OBL would have likewise been very costly.
    The economy is our chief concern, all polls show. It's near time for the US gov. to begin asassinating well-known suspected domestic terrorists. ty

    August 16, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bongo™

    We hope everyone is having a happy morning : ). You are awesome : )

    August 16, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Just what are you saying Phillip? So when a known crystal meth maker, is out stealing anhydrous ammonia from a local farmer, it would be far easier just to shoot the perp?

    August 16, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

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    August 16, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    If I read this right, a lot of people who dislike Obama made a video saying they don't like Obama, (including some Navy Seals) in order to raise money for advertising for the other guy in some swing states?
    Oh, okay.

    August 16, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      politricks. Love it!!! Ima "put y'all back in chains"! What's with the list of names lately on every blog Jeff frank? I don't get it...

      August 16, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    @Jeff. You do realize that Whitekong 78, Protoman, Big Joe and Jim Brieske, etc ARE on your list using different usernames now. Right?

    August 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Jayjay

      Pullin the dumb card, you are already on the list and you know it.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Mehdi General Dr. Bad also. 🙂

    August 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    If Big Joe is truly on here, I wish to give him a shout-out, because I miss him and his "I am the _______ and the _____ is my _____.
    I adored Cesar.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. abdi mussa

    Everything Obama is terrible, according to some. If he was WHT, even Rep Congress – would sign bills, and have America rolling again – As World leader – Unfortunetly, Caucasions, doesn't allow African Americans to succeed or be part of the Status Quo – Blk Americans can suggest, or be Who they want to be – Racist America! Known around the Globle.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @Philip

    O wise and sage one, with your great prowess for all thing sluethical, who are they? Yeah, that's what I thought: you don't know. Paranoid to the nth degree of silliness.

    August 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    @ Jeff Frank your list is missing Jay Jay. You do remember me requesting his name be added right?

    August 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jim in Chicago

    I am a veteran and a supporter of the President. I think these Republican propagandists by bad mouthing their Commander and chief have disgraced their uniforms.

    The President in now way had diminished the heroics of the real Navy Seals.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Jim in Chicago,thanks for saying something ,my blog isn't here.Didn't Navy Seals say they weren't to be acknowledged about their military positions in public ,but are seen on these videos,sounds a bit Swift Boatish to me and I smell stinkin unpatriotic Carl Rove behind it!!Ic people believe this they're ignorent,I'm more ashamed of these supposid Seals who bad mouth their commander in chief publicly.These Seals probibly volunteered and they went to war because their republican moron president lied to start it,didn't he!!So don't look ignorent or unpatriotic guys because as Jim knows your a soldiers first and a political puppet never,cut the crap because you're disgracing yourself and bringing this military to a new low as political pawns!!!

      August 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |