It’s kind of funny that Mitt Romney is whining now that Democrats are “making up” things about him in the lead up to the 2012 election, coming from the party that basically invented the Muslim socialist Saul Alinsky-adherent narrative about Barack Obama.
But I suppose it’s never as fun to be on the receiving end of wild accusations, as Romney claims he is when it comes to the hypothetical course of action that would have been taken had he been president when it came time to decide how to handle the Osama bin Laden threat. Back before bin Laden became fish food, Romney spoke on how he’d have approached the whole “evil terrorist mastermind roaming the world” issue.
Back then in 2008, Mittens said in a campaign ad that “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” and that he would rather forge ahead crafting a “strategy to defeat global, violent Jihad.” A few years later, as you recall, Seal Team 6 stormed into a compound and shot the Al Qaeda leader right in the face, considered a major coup for the Obama White House.
Now that Romney is dealing with the other side pandering to low-information voters, too, he’s calling foul. In an interview with CBS This Morning, Romney whines:
“I think them taking credit for the right decision is entirely appropriate. I think trying to attack me on that basis is disappointing and the wrong cours… Of course the right course was to assassinate, execute Osama bin Laden and that is precisely what happened, and I congratulate the president for doing so.”
Romney contends he’d have done the same thing as Obama, and that the other side is being unfair:
“And I am confident and that of course I would have taken exactly the same decision… There are plenty of differences between President Obama and myself, but let’s not make up ones.”
Romney’s original words were dragged back up after the one-year anniversary of the Bin Laden raid sparked interest in the event.