Former SEALs and CIA operatives to launch campaign blasting Obama over leaks and bragging over bin Laden death
A group of former U.S. Navy SEALs, other Special Forces troops and CIA operatives is to launch a national campaign to tell Barack Obama: ‘Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did.’
The group, calling itself OPSEC, short for Operational Security, will also highlight the slew of national security leaks from the Obama administration, which Mitt Romney has also focused on.
And in May, former and serving SEALS told MailOnline of their dismay that Obama had begun to use the killing of the terror mastermind to his own political advantage.
'Intelligence and Special Operations members are angry and frustrated at how our work has been used for political advantage by officials across government, including President Obama himself who bears special responsibility as Commander in Chief,' Scott Taylor, chairman of OPSEC and a former SEAL, told Reuters.
'We want the American people to understand the cost of these leaks and politicization both on those who serve and on our national security and to hold those in positions of leadership accountable if it doesn’t stop.'
Last month, Ryan Zinke, a retired SEAL commander and Republican state senator, launched a new super PAC to run ads in swing states against Obama.
In 2004, the famous Swift Boat ads of 2004 cast doubt on Senator John Kerry's Vietnam service and could well have cost him the White House.