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US Special Ops And Intel Launch Attack On The White House – OpEd

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Reuters reports: A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives.

Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc, say it is nonpartisan and unconnected to any political party or presidential campaign. It is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary purpose is to further the common good and its political activities should be secondary.

White House
White House

In the past, military exploits have been turned against presidential candidates by outside groups, most famously the Swift Boat ads in 2004 that questioned Democratic nominee John Kerry’s Vietnam War service.

The OPSEC group says it is not political and aims to save American lives. Its first public salvo is a 22-minute film that includes criticism of Obama and his administration. The film, to be released on Wednesday, was seen in advance by Reuters.

The OPSEC Team that created this video has on its website as a slogan part of the “Special Forces Creed” — “I serve quietly, not seeking recognition or accolades…”

It’s debatable whether launching a campaign like this during a presidential election campaign exemplifies the spirit of serving quietly. On the other hand, if it turns out that Obama fails to score as many political points as he hoped for being the Assassin-in-Chief, then maybe he can think a bit more deeply about what this country needs rather than imagining that his willingness to order people’s executions makes him look good.

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One thought on “US Special Ops And Intel Launch Attack On The White House – OpEd

  • August 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm
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    How could you leave that Pakistani doctor with his family behind and make hell of their lives?

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