In another of the “Do as I say, not as I do” OOTD entries, we finally include Barack Obama’s personally-delivered attack on Mitt Romney over whether the Republican nominee has the testicular fortitude to fight the war on terror. The attack went against the stated personal ethics of a leader in the Democratic Party. You know … the same one who personally attacked Romney over his purported inability to get Osama bin Laden:
On Sept. 17, 2006, Obama spoke at Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry in Indianola, Iowa.
“And let me tell you something else I’ve had enough of: I’ve had enough of using terrorism as a wedge issue in our politics,” Obama told the crowd. “I’ve had enough of that. I’ve had enough of that. You know, I – I don’t know about you, but I think the war against terrorism isn’t supposed to crop up between September and November of even numbered years, and yet that seems to be the pattern. There is a sudden burst of activity, a sudden urgency about this whole thing three months before an election every other year.”
Yeah, I know what you mean, Mr. President — kind of like the way you invited NBC News into the White House Situation Room last week, the first time that’s ever been done, as a way to spike the football one more time on the OBL mission. Odd how that happened in an even-numbered year, isn’t it?
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