May 11, 2011
Should Obama tout bin Laden killing in campaign speeches?
For a guy who rhetorically shook his finger at the American people and told them not to "spike the football" on the Osama killing, the president is doing a bang up job of tooting his own horn when it comes to reminding voters who the man in charge was at the time.Reuters: President Barack Obama brought up the killing of Osama bin Laden at a fundraiser in Texas on Tuesday, but treaded carefully by crediting troops and intelligence officers for catching the al Qaeda leader."We're taking the fight to al Qaeda," the president said at the first of two events expected to raise about $2 million for the Obama Victory Fund."Because of the extraordinary bravery of the men and women who wear this nation's uniform and the outstanding work of our intelligence agencies, Osama bin Laden will never again threaten the United States," he said to cheers from the audience of about 750 people at a downtown Austin theater.The White House has tried since Obama announced bin...(Read Full Post)