One Year Ago, President Obama Boldly Authorized Operation that Killed Bin Laden
One year ago today, President Obama authorized the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. A commander-in-chief only gets one chance to get it right, and the President has never tried to avoid the tough calls. While President Obama boldly decided in an uncertain window of opportunity to authorize the operation that finally got bin Laden, in 2007 Mitt Romney said he opposed taking unilateral action inside Pakistan to eliminate terrorists from the battlefield and that it wouldn’t be “worth moving heaven and earth” to do so.
- Please see this campaign videoon the subject, titled “One Chance.”
Romney lacks the foreign policy vision to be President. In 2007, he criticized both the President and Mike Huckabee for saying they’d be willing to go after terrorist targets in Pakistan. Even Rudy Giuliani disagreed with Romney on that call.
Under President Obama’s leadership, we have successfully confronted our enemies and strengthened our alliances to effectively meet the challenges we face overseas. President Obama:
- Responsibly ended the war in Iraq.
- Set a clear strategy and end date for our combat mission in Afghanistan.
- Taken more than two-thirds of al-Qaeda’s senior leadership off the field.
- Repaired our alliances and restored America’s standing in the world.
- Saved our economy from collapse with bold decisions, including the rescue of the automobile industry – and that has made us stronger abroad.