Romney: ‘Even Jimmy Carter’ Would Have Given the Order to Kill Bin Laden
Mitt Romney is on record saying that he would not enter Pakistan without permission “to kill one man,” meaning Osama bin Laden.
Obviously, Romney’s reflexive opposition to everything Barack Obama says has backfired on him with this one, big time.
So today he’s trying to walk back that statement, downplay the killing of bin Laden, and simultaneously take a swipe at a previous President: Romney on OBL: ‘Even Jimmy Carter Would Have Given That Order’.
Mitt Romney, asked if he would have given the order to go after Osama bin Laden, as President Obama’s new video and his campaign aides have suggested he wouldn’t have done, per POLITICO’s Ginger Gibson: “Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.”
Classy! So the Republican position on the operation that took out Osama bin Laden is that it was no big deal? Good luck with that one.
“I just recommend that everybody take a look at people’s previous statements in terms of what they thought was appropriate to go into Pakistan and take out bin Laden,” Obama said at a press conference in the White House. “I assume that people meant what they said when they said it. If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they would do something else, then I would go ahead and let them explain it.”