Wow, I couldn't believe it when I saw none other than Benjamin Smith trotting out the swiftboating of President Obama. Nevermind that Admiral McRaven ended all discussion about this matter, but yet here we have the same sad story being propped back up by either Rover or the Koch boys.
To be sure I have the right man:
Former special forces officers slam Obama over leaks on bin Laden killing
By Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd, CNN
As a citizen, it is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking information to the enemy," says Benjamin Smith, identified in the video as a former Navy SEAL. "It will get Americans killed."For those we don't remember, Benjamin Smith of OPSEC.org, here is what got him on the map of his Republican paymasters, originally circulated by email as Right-Wing hate monger is prone to be:
Smith said the ad campaign pays no heed to political affiliation, and the organization describes itself as nonpartisan and says its focus is on protecting intelligence agents and special operations officers, not on politics.
President Barack Hussein Obama - STOP using the Navy SEALS as a campaign ploy. Because with all due respect, (what little I have for you), you do NOT speak for me.So here we go folks, here is the real root of the issue for OPSEC.org and its members like Benjamin Smith. His problem is Obama is not American enough for him, and that what little soul Obama does has is obviously tied to the wants and desires of a foreign power.
You have a movie about SEALS within the past year trying to identify with me, with the navy SEALS, and with anything that might improve your polling numbers... and yet it is all a sham to hide a weak un-American man desperate to claim the victories of others for his own.
You Sir are trying to take the credit for what the American People have achieved in killing Bin Laden. Your use of the SEALs accomplishment as a campaign slogan is nothing less than despicable. I, as a former Navy SEAL do not accept your taking credit for Osama Bin Laden's death. The American Military accomplished that feat.
Yet now that it is useful, you Mr. President, continue to refer to the event as if it were YOU and you alone which accomplished the worthy task of slaying one of America's greatest enemies. You say "I directed", "I Continued", "My Intelligence Community", "My national security team", "I determined that I had enough....", "My direction..."
Yet reliable sources continue to report that not only did you attempt to stop or delay Bin Laden's demise, you did not even leave the golf course for the situation room until 20 minutes before SEAL Team 6 took out Osama Bin Laden. Even the clothes you wore in the situation room betray this fact. This is a Commander in Chief? A man who takes credit for actions largely taken while he was out golfing?
We men who have taken the oath, say ENOUGH. You do not speak for me, a former Navy SEAL, or any one of the league of men whom I have earned the right to be among. You are simply a man running for an office. Yet you behave as a glory-hoarding ruler. You campaign to be our leader, yet in reality you wish to be our Master.
The American people are the ones who got Bin Laden... You did Not! We have fought wars and slugged it with Vast Terror Organizations to get to the man you say YOU killed. The United Sates of America has won you a title sir and you have spent the last three years trying to beg, borrow and bow as you GIVE IT ALL AWAY. You just happened to be president of the USA when WE THE PEOPLE got Osama Bin Laden. We do not see you as heroic or stoic, we see you as the guy who let America Go. We got fat and weak and you gave it all away. That is your credit - you bow to foreign leaders and pander to the press. You do not represent me as a Military Man. You do not represent me as a SEAL. You do not represent me as an AMERICAN!
You do not speak for me or any American military man because though you may now be Commander in Chief, you are not the man to whom we can point our sons and say "This is the American dream, this is American exceptionalism, this is what I wish for your future", because you Sir are NONE of these things. You Sir, are the antithesis of American Exceptionalism. Your idols are Saul Alinksi and Karl Marx and your revolutionary dreams and anti-American ideals poison your every policy. Your every action betrays the fact that in your soul you do not understand what it is to be an American, notwhat America truly is. Your agenda from the beginning has been to get rid of and kill everything that is and ever was American. You who so easily dismisses America's greatness and bows to foreigners... YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME. YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE NAVY SEALS. YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE MILITARY MAN AND you SHALL NOT claim as your prize that which you have not earned. The Navy SEALS are NOT a campaign slogan to be bantered about for play. Nor are our accomplishments, including the demise of Osama Bin Laden, yours to claim. So you DO NOT speak for me. And I will not stand for your use and abuse of my brethren the SEALS.
Also, this is funniest part:
The Navy SEALS are NOT a campaign slogan to be bantered about for play.Benjamin Smith is being played by the GOP for politics is either lost on him, or he is on the payroll. I am going with the second option.
Now, besides that, we have a bunch of other charges and slurs thrown against the Commander-in-Chief from a Navy Seal who has obviously forgotten his training and decorum of that of an officer. Lying is not a good look on a Seal.
Luckily for us, Snopes.com has already done all the heavy lifting fact checking the wonder boy of OPSEC.org.
Former Navy Seal Rebukes Obama
Origins: This item attributed to a former Navy SEAL named Benjamin Smith is long on invective about the author's dislike for President Barack Obama but short on presenting a factual basis justifying that opinion. The only bit in this piece that could be considered an objectively verifiable statement is the following:I am not going to steal Snopes.com traffic, because they systematically destroy Benjamin Smith and all his talking points.
They also bring up Admiral McRaven, who has repeatedly backed up the President and his administration to resolve the crisis no Republican could, or wanted, to solve. Now the same Republicans are trotting out known liars and besmirchers of the uniform ready to risk their and the Navy Seal's reputation for a few cheap political points.
So let's remind the people who these people are, who their paymasters are and who is the real "un-American" in the room.
From Benjamin Smith's Facebook bio:
Benjamin is also a freelance contributor to Breitbart.com, prolinenews.com, RadioPatriot.wordpress.com and has been on FOX News several times.Wow, he can pick them can't he? Breitbart, prolinenews! Joe Miller AND Chistine O'Donnell, aka I am not a witch?
Benjamin is a spokesman for America’s Mighty Warriors and was a national spokesman for Tea Party Express in the Alaska campaign for Joe Miller and the Delaware campaign for Christine O’Donnell.
He also had the distinct honor of representing American values by goingHmm, where is Cindy Sheehan these days?
against Cindy Sheehan protests in Hood River, Oregon.
And oh, want to contact Ben?
Here is his email. email@example.com