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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:04 PM

Romney: 'Even Jimmy Carter' would have ordered Bin Laden raid

Romney: 'Even Jimmy Carter' would have ordered Bin Laden raid
By Seema Mehta
April 30, 2012, 9:28 a.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Mitt Romney on Monday rejected claims by President Obama’s campaign that he would not have ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden.

“Of course, of course,” he said, when asked by reporters whether he would have gone after the terrorist. “Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.”

The Obama campaign raised the matter over the weekend, roughly one year after the president ordered the targeted killing of the terrorist leader inside of Pakistan. Advisor Robert Gibbs said on Sunday that it was unclear whether Romney would have taken the same action if he had the same intelligence.

“Look, just a few years ago, President Obama – then a candidate – said in a speech that if we had actionable intelligence of a high-value target in Pakistan, we’d go in and get that high value target,” Gibbs said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Mitt Romney said that was foolish. He wouldn’t do such a thing. That he wouldn’t move heaven and earth to get Osama bin Laden.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-even-jimmy-carter-would-have-ordered-bin-laden-raid-20120430,0,2012052.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fpolitics+%28L.A.+Times+-+Politics%29


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Reply Romney: 'Even Jimmy Carter' would have ordered Bin Laden raid (Original post)
Kadie Apr 2012 OP
Scuba Apr 2012 #1
cthulu2016 Apr 2012 #2
livetohike Apr 2012 #4
BumRushDaShow Apr 2012 #3
Life Long Dem Apr 2012 #5
struggle4progress Apr 2012 #6
yurbud Apr 2012 #17
unblock Apr 2012 #7
librechik Apr 2012 #8
yurbud Apr 2012 #18
librechik Apr 2012 #21
Capt. Obvious Apr 2012 #9
Initech Apr 2012 #10
kentuck Apr 2012 #11
bpj62 Apr 2012 #12
nanabugg Apr 2012 #13
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Kadie Apr 2012 #14
kentuck Apr 2012 #15
JoePhilly Apr 2012 #16
coalition_unwilling Apr 2012 #19
CTyankee Apr 2012 #20
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #22
Bolo Boffin Apr 2012 #23
tokenlib Apr 2012 #24
kentuck Apr 2012 #25

Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:05 PM

1. Hey Mitt, go order some boutique cookies and leave us alone.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:07 PM

2. Yes, but George W. Bush would not.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:09 PM

4. +1000 n/t

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:09 PM

3. Them thar internets

get them every time! They can run but they cannot hide.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

5. McCain would have followed Bin Laden into hell to get him.

 

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:18 PM

6. Dissing Carter will appeal to some conservative fossils, I suppose

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:37 PM

17. So Jimmy Carter's response is the shocker hand sign?

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:19 PM

7. rmoney endorses carter! didn't know carter was in the race, but good for him!

carter essentially DID make a very similar decision, to launch the mission to rescue the hostages in iran.

of course, that mission was an abject failure. i've never seen anyone ever identify anything carter could have or should have done differently, though i've heard plenty of republicans claim that a republican president would have somehow succeeded. i guess sandstorms and helicopter problems don't happen when there's a ficticious republican president (or a real obama) in the white house.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:23 PM

8. Romney "All Democrats are sissies, as we have insisted for 35 years. NOTHING will change that"

But the guy who ran away from Florida and hid for 3 days after 9/11, the guy who called off the Bin Laden ambush at Tora Bora, and closed the Bin Laden unit, the guy who attacked the wrong country is a macho role model.

The RRRRRs have it all wrong. As usual.

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Response to librechik (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:39 PM

18. Romney: ''I'm all in favor of war. That's why I protested in favor of it even when I was dodging

the draft by riding a bicycle in France trying to convert people to Mormonism.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:22 PM

21. Christocrites! +++++++

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:30 PM

9. Carter would have called it Operation Eagle Claw II: Electric Boogaloo

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:56 PM

10. You really think a president who's a tool of the MIC would get bin Laden? Hell no!!

Which is why Bush didn't and Obama did.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:00 PM

11. Mitt, you could not have even carried Jimmy Carter's jockstrap...

You asshole !

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:22 PM

12. Mitt STFU

Miit seems to forget that Carter ordered the rescue attempt that ended in disaster in the Iranian desert in May of 1980. Carter is a Naval Acadamy Graduate who understood what it took to put men in harms way. This is just further proof of a man who is truly living in the past as far as his foreign policies ideas go. Carter has done more good in one day then Romney will do in his lifetime. The problem with Romney attacking Carter is that Carter is liable to bite back. It is beyond me how anybody can take Mitt Romney seriously.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:24 PM

13. Maybe so, Mitt. But the fact is Obama did. nt

 

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:27 PM

14. .



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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:30 PM

15. Of course, Mitt would have over-ridden the advice of Bob Gates...

The Secretary of Defense under George W Bush. I rather doubt that.

Bob Gates advised Obama not to send in the Seals.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:34 PM

16. Sounds like Mitt is using the killing of OBL for political purposes. Despicable!

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:53 PM

19. Here's what Romney had to say on the subject in 2007:

 

""It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/romneys-2007-bin-laden-gaffe-comes-back-to-haunt-him.php

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Romney does not get to have his cake and eat it too. Or maybe the rich are entitled to have their cake and eat it too.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:02 PM

20. This is the thanks Carter gets for saying he would be ok with Romney being elected prez!

Wasn't that just a couple of days ago?

Wow, Mitt, you really know how to bite the hand that feeds you....

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:43 PM

22. Isn't that Etch-A-Sketch getting worn out yet?

The poor thing is getting absolutely abused lately.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:49 PM

23. Mitt Romney wouldn't have made developing the actionable intelligence a goal

So he never would have had the decision to make.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:55 PM

24. If the Iran hostage rescue had gone differently..Carter might have had another term...

President Carter made the gutsy call and gambled.. If only it had succeeded, perhaps our lives would not have been "trickled upon" for the last thirty years. Romney is a loser with these comments..

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Response to tokenlib (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:15 PM

25. It didn't help that he had Ollie North...

assisting with the operation.

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