Today, Special Operations Speaks, a PAC formed by ex-Special Ops officers from four branches of the military, released a cartoon mocking President Obama for spiking the football on the Osama Bin Laden kill. The cartoon depicts Obama as a schoolchild, president of the student council; he has nothing but scorn for a group of students training for military service. Then he spots a girl being shot at by a group of thugs. He promptly orders the other students to do something about it, and after they do, he takes full credit – and actively spikes a football.
The analogy is clear: Obama gave the correct order on Bin Laden, but for him to take credit repeatedly for the Bin Laden kill is absurd. No doubt the folks at Special Operations Speaks speak for many current members of the military in their frustration with a Commander in Chief who seems far more willing to take credit for their actions than he is to support them more generally.
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