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Let The Swift-Boating Begin

by evanmcmurry

Via Yahoo News (whatever, you’re not special either):

A group of former U.S. intelligence andSpecial Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives.

Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc, say it is nonpartisan and unconnected to any political party or presidential campaign. It is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary purpose is to further the common good and its political activities should be secondary.

[…] The OPSEC group says it is not political and aims to save American lives. Its first public salvo is a 22-minute film that includes criticism of Obama and his administration. The film, to be released on Wednesday, was seen in advance by Reuters.

“Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The work that the American military has done killed Osama bin Laden. You did not,” Ben Smith, identified as a Navy SEAL, says in the film.

“As a citizen, it is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking information to the enemy,” Smith continues. “It will get Americans killed.”

For the insult-to-injury award, the group is registered in Delaware.

Sentence of the Day

by evanmcmurry

“Citizens Against Super PACs Inc… pledges to raise unlimited funds but not use them. God knows that the arch-ironic vote has been sadly underrepresented in recent elections.”