Special Ops group to run ads criticizing Obama
The Kansas City Star
The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc. says it’s not linked to any party or campaign, but plans to bash President Obama for taking credit for the bin Laden killing. It also criticizes the administration for leaking high-level material that the group says endangers American lives.
The obvious parallel here would be the Swift Boat campaign of ‘04, although the campaign by this group is not likely to have the same effect. Obama has already taken shots over the administration’s bin Laden statements and leaks of sensitive material.
Still, it’s another problem for the Obama campaign to have a bunch of Special Forces and CIA operatives criticizing the president. It puts a bit of a smudge on the bin Laden raid — significant because other than that, the administration doesn’t have much else to brag about in foreign policy.