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So Karl Rove is pushing a stupid new web ad from some newly invented swift boat group that claims President Obama never thanked the heroes who took out bin Laden.

We just couldn't let a lie like that stand, so we put together a video response to Karl Rove's ridiculous attack:

Daily Kos response video to Karl Rove's bin Laden attack
So yes, of course, President Obama thanked the heroes who put their lives on the line. And no, President Obama never claimed he was one of those heroes. But he is responsible for the policy and leadership that brought Osama bin Laden to justice. And for that he gets credit.

Karl Rove, meanwhile, worked for the guy who invaded Iraq instead of going after al Qaeda and who declared Mission Accomplished nearly a decade before the war actually ended. Karl Rove worked for the guy who didn't get bin Laden when he should have and when he could have. And now Karl Rove is campaigning for the guy who opposed President Obama's strategy on getting bin laden.

So if Karl Rove or Mitt Romney wants to keep on talking about taking out Osama bin Laden, they should go right ahead. We'll be happy to talk about it from now until election day.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Thu May 03, 2012 at 04:19 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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