John McCain on Obama Campaign Politicizing Bin Laden’s Death: ‘Heroes Don’t Brag’
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the Navy SEAL operation that killed Usama bin Laden. An Obama campaign web ad asks the question, “Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?” It goes on to assert that the GOP candidate wouldn’t have made the same decision to take out bin Laden. John McCain appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to defend Mitt Romney.
McCain told Bill O’Reilly that any president would have “obviously under those circumstances done the same thing. And to now take credit for something any president would do is indicative of the kind of campaign we’re seeing.”
He went on to say, “I’ve had the great honor of serving in the company of heroes. And you know the thing about heroes? They don’t brag.”
O’Reilly pointed out that Vice President Joe Biden said publicly that he would not have ordered the raid at that time, and so maybe the decision wasn’t as easy as everyone thinks it was. McCain responded that the president did receive and deserved great credit, but he maintained his stance that any president would have made the same choice.
Fmr. Gov. George Pataki Says “It’s Wrong” That Obama’s Politicizing the Bin Laden Raid for His Re-Election Campaign and Believes the President Should Apologize
He said President Obama is politicizing an event that all Americans applauded enormously and, “The point is though do you use that in political campaigns to attack your opponent. Mitt Romney would have done the exact same thing I am confident and any leader would have.”