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Arianna Huffington Calls Bin Laden Death Ad ‘Despicable’

Chimes in on Obama's new campaign commercial

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Arianna Huffington has chimed in with her opinion of President Obama’s new Osama Bin Laden-themed campaign ad, calling it “despicable.” Below is the ad in question, which fosters speculation as to whether or not Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have had the courage to approve the raid on Bin Laden’s Pakistani compound last year, after he was quoted saying “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” back in 2007.

Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Pulitzer Prize winning news aggregator The Huffington Post, appeared on CBS This Morning to tape the segment below:

On the accusation of Romney’s potential lack of courage as a terrorist-slayer, Huffington comments, “There is no way to know whether Romney would’ve been as decisive. And to actually speculate that he wouldn’t be is, to me, not the way to run campaigns on either side.” The media mogul adds, “I think it’s one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job. It’s one thing to have an NBC special from the Situation Room – All that, to me, is perfectly legitimate. But to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do.”

Back in 2007, Romney had told the Associated Press that he endorses a wider strategy in containing jihadists, which spawned the “heaven and earth” comment in question – Romney had pointed out that focusing vast military and intelligence resources on one person would only make the U.S. more secure by “a small percentage.”

Later, during a potential realization that Spock-like rationality is not a very relevant stance in many parts of America, Romney flipflopped on his heaven and earth opinion, and severely adjusted his angle during a 2007 debate – “Of course we [will] get Usama bin Laden and track him wherever he has to go, and make sure he pays for the outrage he exacted upon America. We’ll move everything to get him. But I don’t want to buy into the Democratic pitch that this is all about one person – It’s more than Usama bin Laden. But he is going to pay, and he will die.” Not only would Romney be moving heaven and earth, but also “everything.”

Either way, the Obama campaign has suggested that Romney might’ve been too indifferent, weak, cowardly, etc., to send in the Seals, which is not presidential material. And now heaven, earth, Obama’s possible rejection of salvation to focus on filth – a la the politickin’ muckrakers of old, Bill Clinton-derided paths of cowardice – all these things have kicked off the varied and sometimes touched advertisements of the latest American presidential race. Still, Huffington was perhaps correct in pointing out that though it’s fine to mention big and small political victories, applying them to the implied failures of an opponent is a bit pedestrian. Yet again, votes have grown to be very expensive, and cheap shots are – cheap.

Arianna Huffington Calls Bin Laden Death Ad ‘Despicable’
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  • Dale Setzer

    Well our President Hit the Nail on the Head,Rommey is a “GUTLESS” and not because he is a Mormon.Because he has never lived in the world “us of the 99% live in.Get rid of him now. And Arianna if you don’t like it,I will guess you have become and ass kissing Republican!!!

    • http://ARIANAHUFFINGTON Cameo

      I BET U DIDNT KNOW THAT THE FRUITY HARRY REID IS A MORMON TOO!! DID U EVER HEAR THE NEWS MEDIA TELL U THAT?? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Dude

    The ad is true, but I guess it is dipping down to the right’s level a bit much.

  • N.F

    Great work for Arianna! Obama needs to run and hide. Obama has put the USA as A toy so other countries can have FUN WITH US!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHAME ON YOU OBAMACARE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://ARIANAHUFFINGTON Cameo

    AND HOW CAN ANYONE READ MITT ROMNEYS MIND ON HOW HE WOULD HANDLED THIS?? JUST BECAUSE 4 YEARS AGO HE SAID SOMETHING DIFFERENT—OBAMA HAS SAID THINGS DIFFERENTLY MANY TIMES OVER THESE HORRIBLE 3.5 YEARS HE HAS BEEN IN OFFICE ..THAT IS JUST PLAIN RIDICULOUS B.S. !!

  • alan

    Who cares what Huffington has to say? Not me

  • Connie

    This is the only thing he’s done worthy of praise! Poor devil is going down in November. His wife wants out. She might leave him should he get reelected. Sad people unable to manage their staffs and unprepared for the jobs they have.

  • Mitchelde

    Sc**w the Na*i Bit*h. Its amazing that this woman has a voice any-one would listen too.

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