Obama authorized the U.S. military raid in Pakistan that ended with bin Laden’s death after a decade in hiding one year ago this week.
Romney pushed back Monday, saying “of course” he would have made the same decision.
“Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order,” Romney said, referencing the former president in his answer to a reporter’s question after a campaign appearance in New Hampshire.
Shame on Romney. He’s a jackass, who lacks any clue to what he’s talking about. In 1980, Carter ordered a raid that was much more dicey than that on Bin Laden. He ordered a huge raid to extract 52 American hostages from a high-security Iranian prison. Per the Wikipedia:
Operation Eagle Claw (or Operation Evening Light or Operation Rice Bowl) was an American military operation ordered by President Jimmy Carter to attempt to put an end to the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 Americans held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran on 24 April 1980. Its failure, and the humiliating public debacle that ensued, damaged American prestige worldwide and is believed by many, including Carter himself, to have played a major role in his defeat in the 1980 presidential election.
Who the fuck does Romney think he is? Per Paul Abrams at HuffPo:
Mitt Romney’s latest laughable attempt to “prove” he would have ordered the bin Laden raid is now based on comparing himself, supposedly as tougher, to former naval officer and President Jimmy Carter.
President Carter served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy for seven years, eventually serving under Admiral Hyman Rickover who pioneered our nuclear submarine program.
By complete and utter contrast, when duty called Mitt Romney, when his fellow citizens were being drafted and dying in the fields of Southeast Asia, when similarly well-off contemporaries like John Kerry were volunteering, Mitt first did a Mormon mission in France and, when he returned, did not volunteer.
Romney seems to have convinced himself that he has demonstrated that he is tougher or has more capacity to make military judgments than Jimmy Carter.
If it were not dangerously delusional, it would be laughable.
So, get that. Romney is “laughable” for comparing himself to a real man like Jimmy Carter. Obama could realize and capitalize on that, but his record of studliness isn’t so all that good either. He is still droning civilians and can’t bring himself to prosecute America’s rackmasters.